The Black Velvet Band

Johnny Logan18 May 2018
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The Black Velvet Band - Johnny Logan (强尼·罗根)

Written by:Trad

In a neat little town they called Belfast

 

Apprenticed to trade I was bound

 

And many an hour's sweet happiness

Have I spent in that neat little town

 

A sad misfortune came over me

 

Which 'caused me to stray from the land

 

Far away from my friends and relations

 

Betrayed by the black velvet band

 

Her eyes they shone like diamonds

 

I thought her the Queen of the land

 

And her hair it hung over her shoulders

Tied up with a black velvet band

 

I took a stroll down broadway

 

Meaning not long for to stay

 

When who should I meet but this pretty fair maid

Comes a tripping along the highway

 

She was both fair and handsome

 

Her neck it was just like a swan

 

And her hair it hung over her shoulder

Tied up with a black velvet band

 

Her eyes they shone like diamonds

 

I thought her the Queen of the land

 

And her hair it hung over her shoulder

 

Tied up with a black velvet band

 

I took a stroll with this fair maid

 

And a gentleman passing us by

 

Well I knew that she meant the doing of him

 

By the look in her roguish black eye

 

A gold watch she took from his pocket

 

And placed it right into my hand

 

And the very first thing that I said was

Bad luck to the black velvet band

 

Her eyes they shone like diamonds

 

I thought her the Queen of the land

 

And her hair it hung over her shoulder

 

Tied up with a black velvet band

 

Before the judge and the jury

 

Next morning I had to appear

 

And the judge

He says to me young man

 

You're case it is proven clear

 

We'll give you seven years penal servitude

 

To be spent far away from the land

 

Far away from your friends and companions

Betrayed by the black velvet band

 

Her eyes they shone like diamonds

 

I thought her the Queen of the land

 

And her hair it hung over her shoulder

Tied up with a black velvet band

 

So come all you jolly young fellows

 

A warning take by me

 

When you are out on the town me lads

Beware of them pretty colleens

 

For they will feed you with strong drink

 

'Till you are unable to stand

 

And the very next thing that you'll know is

 

You've landed in Van Diemen's land

 

Her eyes they shone like diamonds

 

I thought her the Queen of the land

 

And her hair it hung over her shoulder

 

Tied up with a black velvet band

 

Her eyes they shone like diamonds

 

I thought her the Queen of the land

 

And her hair it hung over her shoulder

 

Tied up with a black velvet band

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***

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