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Black Velvet Band  The Dubliners

The Dubliners - Black Velvet Band
In a n[G]eat little town they call Belfast, Appre[C]nticed to trade I was b[D]ound
And m[G]any an hour of sweet hap[Em]piness, I sp[C]ent in that ne[D]at little to[G]wn
Till s[G]ad misfortune came over me, Which ca[C]used me to stray from the[D] land
Far aw[G]ay from me friends and rela[Em]tions, Bet[C]rayed by the B[D]lack Velvet [G]Band
Her e[G]yes they shown like the diamonds, I t[C]hought her the queen of the la[D]nd
And her h[G]air it hung over her sho[Em]ulder, Tied [C]up with the Bl[D]ack Velvet B[G]and
I t[G]ook a stroll with this pretty fair maid, And the ge[C]ntleman passing us b[D]y
I k[G]new the meant she the impearing of[Em] me, By the l[C]ook of her rog[D]uish blackey[G]e
A gold[G]watch she took from his pocket, And she p[C]laced it right into me ha[D]nd
And the[G] very first that I thought [Em]was, That loo[C]ked like the bla[D]ck velvet ba[G]nd
Now bef[G]ore a judge and a jury, Next m[C]orning I had to app[D]ear
Oh the ju[G]dge he said to me Young [Em]man, Your [C]case is pr[D]oven cl[G]ear
You'll[G] be given seven years of pain and servitude, You'll be s[C]entenced to a [D]far away land.
Far a[G]way from your friends and re[Em]lations, Betr[C]ayed by the B[D]lack Velvet B[G]and
So come [G]all ye jolly young fellows, And a w[C]arning you take by [D]me
When you are [G]out on the town to drink me [Em]lads, Bewa[C]re of the pre[D]tty collea[G]gues
For [G]they'll feed you with strong drinks "More Yeah", unt[C]ill you are unable t[D]o stand
And the v[G]ery next thing that you know me [Em]lads, You've l[C]anded in Va[D]n Diemen's[G] Land
My First Tab was needed because the other tabs didn't feel right and this one
does. I used the 50th anniversary live version to interpret this song, with barney
alive and Seán Cannon singing. (He also plays this on that show tab)
Have fun with it!

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