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Black Velvet Band Chords

‣ The Dubliners

[Verse 1]

     G                                  
In a neat little town they call Belfast, 
    C                      D
Apprenticed to trade I was bound
    G                       Em          C   
And many an hour of sweet happiness, I spent 
         D           G
in that neat little town
     G                                   C   
Till sad misfortune came over me, Which caused
                    D
me to stray from the land
     G                          Em     
Far away from me friends and relations, 
  C             D           G
Betrayed by the Black Velvet Band


[Chorus]

    G                                   
Her eyes they shone like the diamonds, I 
C                             D
thought her the queen of the land
        G                       Em          
And her hair it hung over her shoulder, Tied 
C             D           G
up with the Black Velvet Band


[Verse 2]

  G                                        
I took a stroll with this pretty fair maid, 
         C                   D
And the gentleman passing us by
  G                                 Em      
I knew the meant she the impearing of me, By 
    C             D           G
the look of her roguish blackeye
     G                                       
A goldwatch she took from his pocket, And she 
C                        D
placed it right into me hand
      G                          Em        
And the very first that I thought was, That 
  C               D           G
looked like the black velvet band


[Chorus]

    G                                   
Her eyes they shone like the diamonds, I 
C                             D
thought her the queen of the land
        G                       Em          
And her hair it hung over her shoulder, Tied 
C             D           G
up with the Black Velvet Band


[Verse 3]

      G                             C        
Now before a judge and a jury, Next morning I 
         D
had to appear
        G                       Em        
Oh the judge he said to me Young man, Your 
C         D      G
case is proven clear 
     G                              
You'll be given seven years of penal 
                     C             D
servitude, You'll be sentenced to a 
far away land.
    G                           Em       
Far away from your friends and relations, 
   C            D            G
Betrayed by the Black Velvet Band


[Chorus]

    G                                   
Her eyes they shone like the diamonds, I 
C                             D
thought her the queen of the land
        G                       Em          
And her hair it hung over her shoulder, Tied 
C             D           G
up with the Black Velvet Band


[Verse 4]

       G                                 
So come all ye jolly young fellows, And a 
C                  D
warning you take by me
            G                           Em   
When you are out on the town to drink me lads,
    C            D         G
Beware of the pretty colleens
   G                                         
For they'll feed you with strong drinks "More 
         C                   D
Yeah", untill you are unable to stand
        G                               Em   
And the very next thing that you know me lads,
        C          D         G
You've landed in Van Diemen's Land
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