Black Velvet Band

from by Jenny M. Thomas and The System

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Traditional Australian song with Irish origins.

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As I went strolling one evening not meaning to go very far. I spied a pretty young damsel parading her wares in a bar. A watch she took from a customer and she slipped it right into my hand and the law came and put me in prison bad luck to the Black Velvet Band.

Her eyes they shone like diamonds and you'd think she was queen of the land. Her hair hung over her shoulders tied up with a Black Velvet Band.

She was queen.

Next morning before judge and jury for trial I had to appear. And the judge said me fine young fellow well the case against you is quite clear. For seven long years is your sentence and you're going to Van Diemans Land away from your friends and relations to follow the Black Velvet Band.

And her eyes they shone like diamonds and you'd think she was queen of the land. Her hair hung over her shoulders tied up.
Tied up.

credits

from Bush Gothic, released August 1, 2011
Trad arranged J.Thomas/Roy John

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Bush Gothic Melbourne, Australia

Stranger, Darker folk. Brand new album 'The Natural Selection Australian Songbook': 'Genius' -Lucky Oceans. 'A beautiful album, quite unique' - The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio National. Defiantly modern, achingly old, Bush Gothic re-imagine songs of heartbreak and tragedy amongst convicts, desperate miners and criminal women. ... more

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