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Black Velvet Band  Dropkick Murphys

Band: Dropkick Murphys
Song: Black Velvet Band
Album: Blackout
Tabber: clark@theoddmenout.com
*= mute chord
Verse 1: (just pick these chords, folk style)
In a [G]neat little town they call Prockton
Apprenticed in trade I was [D]bound
And [G]many an [G/F#]hour of sweet [Em]happiness
I [C]spent in that [D]neat little [G]town
Then [G]bad misfortune befell me
And caused me to stray from the [D]land
Far [G]away from my [G/GF]friends and com[Em]panions
To [C]follow the [D]black velvet [G]band
Mandolon Lead:
[(G)] [(D)] [(G)] [(G/F#)(Em)]  
 
 e--10-10--10-7-8-10-8-7------------------10-8-7-7--7-----------------|
 B------------------------8-8-8-8-7-5-----------------3-5-7--8-10-12--|
 G------------------------------------7-------------------------------|
 D--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

[(C)] [(D)] [(G)]  
 
 e--5-7-7-----------|
 B---------3-5-7-8--|
 G------------------|
 D------------------|
 A------------------|
 E------------------|

Verse 2:
G*
As I as out strolling one evening
D*
Not intending to stay very long
[G]I met a [G/F#]frolicsome [Em]damsel
As [C]she came [D]tripping a[G]long
G*
A watch she pulled out her pocket
D*
And slipped it right into my hand
On the [G]very first [G/F#]night that I [Em]met her
Bad [C]luck to the [D]black velvet [G]band
Chorus:
Her [G]eyes, they shone like the diamond
You'd think she was queen of the [D]land
And her [G]hair hung [G/F#]over her [Em]shoulder
Tied [C]up in a [D]black velvet [G]band
Verse 3:
G*
Before judge and jury next morning
D*
Both of us did appear
A [G]gentleman [G/F#]claimed his [Em]jewelry
And the [C]case against [D]us was [G]clear
G*
Now seven long years transportation
D*
Right down to Van Dieman's land
Far [G]away from my [G/F#]friends and co[Em]mpanions
To [C]follow this [D]black velvet [G]band
Chorus x1
Guitar Lead:
 
 e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 G--7-7--7-4-5-7-5-4---4-2-----------------7-5-4-4--4-------0-2-4--|
 D-------------------------5-5--5-5-4-2-0-------------0-2-4--------|
 A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 e--------------------|
 B--------------------|
 G--2-4-4--4----------|
 D-----------0-2-4-5--|
 A--------------------|
 E--------------------|

Verse 4: (use distorted open chords)
So [G]come all you jolly young fellows
I'll have you take warning by [D]me
When[G]ever you're [G/F#]out on the [Em]liquor
Be[C]ware of the [D]pretty Co[G]lleen
She'll [G]fill you with whiskey and porter
Until you're not able to [D]stand
And the [G]very next [G/F#]thing you'd [Em]know
You've [C]landed in [D]Van Dieman's [G]Land
Chorus x1
G,G/F#,Em,C,D,G
BLACK VELVET BAND!!
That's it! For suggestions, corrections, and requests, email me:
oddmenout4@yahoo.com

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