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Misc Traditional - Galway Bay chords

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THE BLACK VELVET BAND

     G
In a neat little town they call Belfast
                               D
And apprentice to trade I was found
     G                       Em
And many’s the long day of happiness
   Am            D           G
I spent in that dear little town
        G
Till a sudden misfortune came over me
                                   D
Which caused me to stray from the land
      G                         Em
Far away from my friends and relations
     Am          D          G
To follow the black velvet band


CHORUS:
     G                       
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
                   C            D
I thought she was queen of the land
          G                    Em
With her hair flung over her shoulder
     Am         D            G
Tied up with a black velvet band

     G
As I was walking down Broadway
                            D
Not intending to stay very long
   G                     Em  
I met with a frolicsome damsel
   Am         D         G 
As she came tripping along





   

   G                                    
A watch she took out of her pocket
            C                 D
And slipped it right into my hand
       G                         Em 
And on the very first day that I met her
     Am          D            G
Bad luck to her black velvet band



CHORUS:

     G                       
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
                   C            D
I thought she was queen of the land
          G                    Em
With her hair flung over her shoulder
     Am         D            G
Tied up with a black velvet band


    G  
Before judge and jury next morning
    C              D
The both of us did appear
   G                     Em
A gentleman claimed his jewellery
Am           D              G 
And the case against us was clear

G
Seven long years transportation
   C                    D 
To be spent down in Van Diemen’s land
    G                          Em
Far away from my friends and relations
Am             D               G
Because of the black velvet band





CHORUS X2
     G                       
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
                   C            D
I thought she was queen of the land
          G                    Em
With her hair flung over her shoulder
     Am         D            G
Tied up with a black velvet band

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