Vocals and Lyrics by Maria Hathaway
Music by Chas Hathaway
The Canyon Black is an abridgment of the poem, “The Valley of the Canyon Black,” by Maria Hathaway. The poem is a parable of the Cain and Abel story.
The song is abridged, but the words to the original poem are written out in full here.
The Valley of the Canyon Black
Where the road follows the path of the stream
dividing the valley with one great seem
there cottonwoods in sunlight gleam
a morning wakes from twilight’s dream
in the Valley of the Canyon Black
Follow this road of dusty cloud
with rocks and boulders well endowed Continue reading The Canyon Black: The Meaning Behind the Music