Black Velvet Band
A song in the key of F
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Abc sheet music for Black Velvet Band
X:2184 T:Black Velvet Band R:song Z:id:hn-song-12 M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=180 K:F cc | c3 c c2 | A2 B2 c2 | B2 A4- | A4 G2 | F2 G2 A2 | F2 E2 D2 | C6- | C4 (cB) | A2 A2 A2 | C2 D2 E2 | F4 G2 | A4 AA | G2 A2 B2 | E2 F2 G2 | F6- | F4 :| c2 | c4 c2 | (A2 B2) c2 | B2 A4- | A4 G2 | F2 G2 A2 | F2 E2 D2 | C6- | C4 cB | A2 A2 A2 | C2 D2 E2 | (F4 G2) | A4 A2 | G2 A2 B2 | E2 F2 G2 | F6- | F4 || W:In the neat little town they call Belfast W:apprenticed to trade I was bound, W:and many's the hour of sweet happiness W:have I spent in that neat little town. W: W:'Til a sad misfortune came over me, W:which caused me to stray from the land. W:Far away from my friends and companions W:betrayed by the black velvet band. W: W:Chorus: W:Her eyes they shone like diamonds W:I thought her the queen of the land. W:And her hair it hair hung over her shoulder W:tied up with a black velvet band. W: W:I took a stroll down Broadway W:Not intending to stay very long, W:When who should I meet but this pretty fair maid W:as she came a-prancing along. W: W:She was both fair and handsome W:Her neck it was just like a swan W:And her hair it hung over her shoulder W:tied up with a black velvet band W: W:Chorus W: W:I took a stroll with this pretty fair maid W:and a gentleman passing us by, W:I knew she meant the doing of him W:by the look in her roguish black eye. W: W:A gold watch she took from his pocket W:And placed it right into my hand W:And the very next thing that I said was W:"What's this?" to the black velvet band. W: W:Chorus W: W:Before the Judge and the Jury W:next morning I had to appear W:And the judge he says to me W:"Young man, your case it is proven clear." W: W:"I'll give you seven years penal servitude W:To be spent far away from the land. W:Far away from your friends and companions." W:Betrayed by the black velvet band. W: W:Chorus W: W:So come all you jolly young fellows W:A warning take by me W:when you are out on the town, my lads, W:beware of the pretty colleens. W: W:They'll feed you to strong drink, my lads, W:'til you are unable to stand W:And the very next thing that you'll know is W:You've landed in Van Diemen's Land. W: W:Chorus