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Black Velvet Band  Misc. Traditional

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In a n[G]eat little town they call Belfast apprenticed to trade I was b[D]ound
And m[G]any an hour of sweet h[Em]appiness I s[C]pent in that n[D]eat little t[G]own
Till b[G]ad misfortune came over me and caused me to stray from the l[D]and
Far aw[G]ay from me friends and re[Em]lations me f[C]ollowed the Bl[D]ack Velvet B[G]and
Her e[G]yes they shown like the diamonds
You'd think she was queen of the l[D]and
And her h[G]air hung over her sh[Em]oulder
Tied [C]up with a Bl[D]ack Velvet B[G]and
Well [G]I went out strolling one evening not meaning to go very [D]far
When I m[G]et with a fickle-some d[Em]amsel she was pl[C]ying her t[D]rade in a [G]bar
When a w[G]atch she took from a cutomer and slipped it right into me h[D]and
And the l[G]aw it came and ar[Em]rested me bad l[C]uck to your Bl[D]ack Velvet B[G]and
This m[G]ornin' before judge and jury a trial I had to app[D]ear
And the j[G]udge he says "me young f[Em]ellow" the c[C]ase against y[D]ou is quite cl[G]ear
And se[G]ven long years is your sentence you're going to Van Daemons L[D]and
Far a[G]way from your friends and r[Em]elations and f[C]ollow the B[D]lack Velvet B[G]and
So c[G]ome all ye jolly young fellows I'll have you take warnin' from [G]me
When[G]ever you're into the [Em]liquor me lads be[C]ware of the p[D]retty coll[G]een
For they'll f[G]ill you with whiskey and porter till you are not able to st[D]and
And the v[G]ery next thing that you k[Em]now me lads you've l[C]anded in V[D]an Daemon's L[G]and

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| | -Laurie Anderson |



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