Lyrics: Black Velvet Band


In a neat little town they call Belfast
apprenticed to trade I was bound
with gaiety and bright amusement
to see all the days go around

When a sad misfortune came o'er me
and sent me away from the land
far away from me friends and relations
betrayed by the black velvet band.

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds
I thought her the queen of the land
and her hair, it hung over her shoulder
tied up with a Black velvet band

As I went walking down broadway
not meaning to stay very long
when who should I see but a fine Colleen
as she came a-tripsing along

A watch she pulled out of her pocket
and slipped it right into me hand
on the very first day that I met her
bad luck to the Black Velvet Band

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds
I thought her the queen of the land
and her hair, it hung over her shoulder
tied up with a Black velvet band

Before the judge and the jury
next morning we both did appear
and the Gentleman swore to the jury
the case was proven quite clear

For seven years of transportation
down to Van Diemen's land
far away from me friends and relations
to follow the Black Velvet Band

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds
I thought her the queen of the land
and her hair, it hung over her shoulder
tied up with a Black velvet band
 
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