The Black Hills of Dakota

The Black Hills of Dakota refers to the Black Hills that can be found in South Dakota.

Black Hills of South Dakota

Wikipedia describes the Black Hills as ” are a small, isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming…The name “Black Hills” is a translation of the Lakota Pahá Sápa. The hills were so-called because of their dark appearance from a distance, as they were covered in trees.”

The lyrics were written by Sammy Fain and the catchy, upbeat tune by Paul Francis Webster in 1953.

The Black Hills of Dakota was sung by Doris Day in the musical film Calamity Jane.

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