Black Velvet Band

Artist: The Dubliners (English)
User: Soltee1
Duration: 130 seconds
Delay: 12 seconds
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March 27, 2017, 9:01 AM

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 D                G                                     C           D                                           
In a neat little town they call Belfast, apprentice to trade I was bound
 G                                       D                        G        
Many an hours’ sweet happiness, have I spent in that neat little town
                                                    C             D
A sad misfortune came over me, which caused me to stray from the land
      G                                    D                          G
Far away from me friends and relations, betrayed by the black velvet band 

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     G                                                C           D
Her eyes they shone like diamonds I thought her the queen of the land
         G            D         G           C           D           G
And her hair it hung over her shoulder tied up with a black velvet band 

 D         G                                 C          D
I took a stroll down Broadway, meaning not long for to stay
 G                                                         D                    G 
When who should I meet but this pretty fair maid comes a traipsin’ along the highway
                                                 C           D
She was both fair and handsome, her neck it was just like a swan
          G                                   D                     G
And her hair it hung over her shoulder, tied up with a black velvet band 
 
     Chorus:

 D         G                                         C                 D
I took a stroll with this pretty fair maid, and a gentleman passing us by
 G                                                           D            G        
Well I knew she meant the doing of him, by the look in her roguish black eye
                                                      C             D
A gold watch she took from his pocket and placed it right in to my hand
         G                                      D                       G
And the very first thing that I said was bad 'cess to the black velvet band 
   
   Chorus:

 D          G                                  C      D
Before the judge and the jury, next morning I had to appear
 G                                         D                 G        
The judge he says to me: "Young man, your case it is proven clear
                                                              C            D
We'll give you seven years penal servitude, to be spent far away from the land
     G                                        D                         G
Far away from your friends and relations, betrayed by the black velvet band" 

      Chorus:

 D               G                     C              D
So come all you jolly young fellows a warning take by me
 G                                                    D        G        
When you are out on the town me lads, beware of them pretty colleens
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For they feed you with strong drink, "me lads", 'til you are unable to stand
         G                                            D                     G
And the very first thing that you'll know is you've landed in Van Diemens’ Land
     
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March 27, 2017, 9:02 AM
A great song - Enjoy