Dubliners - Black Velvet Band chords version 1

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The Dubliners - Black Velvet Band


G C DIn a neat little town they call Belfast, Apprenticed to trade I was bound
G Em C D GAnd many an hour of sweet happiness, I spent in that neat little town
G C DTill sad misfortune came over me, Which caused me to stray from the land
G Em C D GFar away from me friends and relations, Betrayed by the Black Velvet Band
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G C DHer eyes they shown like the diamonds, I thought her the queen of the land
G Em C D GAnd 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 GI knew the meant she the impearing of me, By the look of her roguish blackeye
G C DA goldwatch she took from his pocket, And she placed it right into me hand
G Em C D GAnd the very first that I thought was, That looked like the black velvet band
-Chorus-
G C DNow before a judge and a jury, Next morning I had to appear
G Em C D GOh the judge he said to me Young man, Your case is proven clear
G C DYou'll be given seven years of pain and servitude, You'll be sentenced to a far away land.
G Em C D GFar away from your friends and relations, Betrayed by the Black Velvet Band
-Chorus-
G C DSo come all ye jolly young fellows, And a warning you take by me
G Em C D GWhen you are out on the town to drink me lads, Beware of the pretty colleagues
G C DFor they'll feed you with strong drinks "More Yeah", untill you are unable to stand
G Em C D GAnd the very next thing that you know me lads, You've landed in Van Diemen's Land
-Chorus- End 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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