Velvet Lyrics - Blood, Sweat & Tears

Blood, Sweat & Tears New Blood cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972-10
length: 3:29
producer: Joel Sill, Bill Schnee and Bobby Colomby
mixer: Tim Geelan
engineer: Bill Schnee and Tim Geelan
recording engineer: Lou Waxman
composer: Jeff Kent
lyricist: Jeff Kent
Velvet was a very handsome mother-mare-to-be
Grazing by a country road and tied to a very young tree
We were walking to see her
Velvet gazed upon me

Indian Summer - turning colors on me

Couldn't she have stayed until the first September day
To foal in the autumn shades
The family would have shared her pain
Snake bite deep in the night
Velvet lost her life twice

Indian Summer - turning colors on me

Velvet, now you're gone
Family carries on
Children love you so
They don't even know

Malamute's howl and seem to know
Velvet's old friend Tony cried in the morning sun
She was reaching for someone
And she broke down to a new friend

Indian Summer - turning colors on me
Indian Summer - turning colors on me

Lyrics licensed by
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Down in the Flood
  • 2 Touch Me
  • 3 Alone
  • 4 Velvet
  • 5 I Can't Move No Mountains
  • 6 Over the Hill
  • 7 So Long Dixie
  • 8 Snow Queen / Maiden Voyage