“Ribbon of Darkness” is a song written by Gordon Lightfoot that was released in 1965 as a single by Marty Robbins. The song was Robbins’ eleventh number one on the U.S. country singles chart, where it spent one week at the top and a total of nineteen weeks on the chart.
Lightfoot’s own version was released as single in 1965 and included in his 1966 debut album Lightfoot! and again for his 1975 compilation album Gord’s Gold. The latter recording features the song in a medley with “I’m Not Sayin'”, as does the live recording from Lightfoot’s 1969 Sunday Concert album.
B-side “Little Robin”
Released March 22, 1965
Label Columbia 4-43258
Songwriter(s) Gordon Lightfoot