Who Sang Black Velvet Band? Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys Blackout cover art

Some other versions of "Black Velvet Band"
writers: Alexander Martin Barr, Kenneth William Casey, Marc John Orrell, Matthew Kelly
release date: 2003-6-10
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Celtic/Punk/Oi
length: 3:04
producer: Ken Casey
mixer: Jim Siegel
engineer: Jim Siegel
In a neat little town they call Quincy
Apprenticed in trade I was bound
And many an hour of sweet happiness
I spent in that neat little town
Then bad misfortune befell me
And caused me to stray from the land
Far away from my friends and companions
To follow the black velvet band

As I was out strolling one evening
Not intending to stay very long
I met a frolicsome damsel
As she came tripping along
A watch she pulled out her pocket
And slipped it right into my hand
On the very first night that I met her
Bad luck to the black velvet band

Her eyes, they shone like the diamond
You'd think she was queen of the land
And her hair hung over her shoulder
Tied up in a black velvet band

Before judge and jury next morning
Both of us did appear
A gentleman claimed his jewelry
And the case against us was clear
Now seven long years transportation
Right down to Van Dieman's land
Far away from my friends and companions
To follow the black velvet band
So come all you jolly young fellows
I'll have you take warning by me
Whenever you're out on the liquor
Beware of the pretty Colleen
She'll fill you with whiskey and porter
Untill you're not able to stand
And the very next thing you'd know
You've landed in Van Dieman's Land

CD 1
  • 1 Walk Away
  • 2 Worker’s Song
  • 3 The Outcast
  • 4 Black Velvet Band
  • 5 Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight
  • 6 World Full of Hate
  • 7 Buried Alive
  • 8 The Dirty Glass
  • 9 Fields of Athenry
  • 10 Bastards on Parade
  • 11 As One
  • 12 This Is Your Life
  • 13 Time to Go
  • 14 Kiss Me, I’m Shitfaced
    DVD-Video 2
  • 1 Rocky Road to Dublin (live)
  • 2 Boys on the Docks (live)
  • 3 Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight Music Video
  • 4 Trailer for the Forthcoming Full Length DVD

  • Album Information
    label: Hellcat Records
    country(area): United States
    format: DVD-Video
    barcode: 045778044627
    script: Latin