The Reverend Mr. Black

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"The Reverend Mr. Black"
Single by The Kingston Trio
Released 1963 (1963)
Genre Folk
Label Capitol

"The Reverend Mr. Black" is a 1963 song by Billy Edd Wheeler, Mike Stoller, and Jerry Leiber. The chorus came from the 1931 folk song, "The Lonesome Valley," a version of which appears in the 2000 film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?. It was recorded by The Kingston Trio in 1963 and became a top-ten hit for them on the Billboard Hot 100. Johnny Cash covered the song in 1981.[1]