The Black Velvet Band chords with lyrics by The High Kings - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

The High Kings – The Black Velvet Band chords

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[Intro]
C

[Verse]
GIn a neat little town they call Belfast
DApprenticed to trade I was bound
G EmFor many an hour's sweet happiness
Am D CHave I spent in that neat little town
[Verse]
GBut a sad misfortune came over me
DWhich caused me to stray from the land
G EmFar away from my friends and relations
Am D CBetrayed by the black velvet band
[Chorus]
GHer eyes they shone like diamonds
DI thought her the queen of the land
G EmAnd her hair it hung over her shoulder
Am D GTied up with a black velvet band
[Verse]
GI took a stroll down Broadway
DOh, meaning not long for to stay
G EmWhen who should I meet but this pretty fair maid
Am D CCome a'traipsing along the highway
[Verse]
GShe was both fair and handsome
DHer neck it was just like a swan's
G EmAnd her hair it hung over her shoulder
Am D GTied up with a black velvet band
[Chorus]
GHer eyes they shone like diamonds
DI thought her the queen of the land
G EmAnd her hair it hung over her shoulder
Am D CTied up with a black velvet band
[Instrumental] C Em Am D [Verse]
GI took a stroll with this pretty fair maid
DAnd a gentleman passing us by
G EmOh, I knew that she meant the undoing of him
Am D CBy the look in her roguish black eye
[Verse]
GA gold watch she took from his pocket
DAnd slipped it right into my hand
G EmAnd the very first thing that I said was
Am D C"A curse to the black velvet band"
[Chorus]
GHer eyes they shone like diamonds
DI thought her the queen of the land
G EmAnd her hair it hung over her shoulder
Am D GTied up with a black velvet band
[Verse]
GSeven long years penal servitude
DTo be spent down in Van Diemen's Land
G EmFar away from my friends and relations
Am D CBetrayed by the black velvet band
[Chorus]
AHer eyes they shone like diamonds
EI thought her the queen of the land
A F#mAnd her hair it hung over her shoulder
Bm E ATied up with a black velvet band
[Chorus]
AHer eyes they shone like diamonds
EI thought her the queen of the land
A F#mAnd her hair it hung over her shoulder
Bm E ATied up with a black velvet band
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