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Dubliners - Black Velvet Band chords

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The Dubliners - Black Velvet Band


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


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


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

-Chorus-

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

-Chorus-

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

-Chorus-



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My First Tab was needed because the other tabs didn't feel right and this one 
does. I used the 50th anniversary live version to interpret this song, with barney 
alive and Seán Cannon singing. (He also plays this on that show tab)

Have fun with it!

Cheers!
Sactorius
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