Black Velvet Band Lyrics - Dropkick Murphys

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In a neat little town they call Brockton
Apprenticed in trade I was bound
And many an hour's sweet happiness
I spent in that neat little town
Then bad misfortune befell me
That caused me to stray from the land
Far away from my friends and companions
To follow the black velvet band

Well, I was out strolling one evening
Not intending to stay very long
When I met a frolicsome damsel
As she came tripping along
A watch she pulled out her pocket
And slipped it right into my hand
On the very first night that I met her,
Bad luck to the black velvet band

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Her eyes they shone like the diamonds
You'd think she was queen of the land
And her hair hung over her shoulder
Tied up in a black velvet band

Before judge and jury next morning
Both of us did appear
A gentleman claimed his jewelry
And the case against us was clear
Now seven long years transportation
Right down to Van Dieman's land
Far away from my friends and companions
To follow the black velvet band

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds
You'd think she was queen of the land
And her hair hung over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band

So come all you jolly young fellows
I'd have you take warning by me
Whenever you're out on the liquor
Beware of the pretty colleen

She'll fill you with whiskey and porter
Until you're not able to stand
And the very next thing you'd know
You've landed in Van Dieman's Land.

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds
You'd think she was queen of the land
And her hair hung over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds
You'd think she was queen of the land
And her hair hung over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band

BLACK VELVET BAND!




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The Murphys "Black velvet band" | Reviewer: The Mexican | 8/22/2007

To those who don't know **it about folk music: these songs are passed down form gen to gen. It is only fitting that each gen add a tale of what they have been through. Folk is not just an american thing or irish thing, it transends time and boundaire. Whether it is mexican, irish, spanish, french, or english. Whoever says that these boys didn't do a kick ass job in staying true to the folk will next say that the guy from Thinn Lizzy didn't have a phro.

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Black Velvet Band | Reviewer: Chelsea | 7/17/2004

This is an awesome song with one of the catchiest tunes I've ever heard. I just wish there weren't so many versions of it. I'd rather know exactly which vesion is the original. Is it Quincy, London, or Belfast? There are so many versions. I also have a version that is more R rated and I'd love to find that on CD or be able to download it.

~Chelsea

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