The Black Velvet Band Lyrics - The High Kings

The High Kings The High Kings cover art
Release information
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Celtic
length: 4:34
In a neat little town they call Belfast
Apprenticed to trade I was bound
Oh many an hour's sweet happiness
Have I spent in that neat little town

But 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

Chorus (after each verse):
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 down Broadway
Oh meaning not long for to stay
When who should I meet but this pretty fair maid
Come a-traipsing along the highway

She was both fair and handsome
Her neck, it was just like a swan's
And her hair, it hung over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band

(Chorus)

So I took a stroll with this pretty fair maid
And a gentleman, passing us by
Oh I knew that she meant the undoing of him
By the look in her roguish black eye

A gold watch she took from his pocket
And slipped it right into my hand
And the very first thing that I said was
"Bad cess to the black velvet band"

(Chorus)

Seven long years' penal servitude
I spent down in Van Dieman's Land
Far away from my friends and relations
Betrayed by the black velvet band

(Chorus 2x)

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
  • 2 Will Ye Go Lassie, Go?
  • 3 Galway To Graceland
  • 4 The Black Velvet Band
  • 5 The Rocky Road To Dublin
  • 6 Marie's Wedding
  • 7 Fields Of Glory
  • 8 Ar Éireann Ní Neosainn Cé hÍ
  • 9 The Little Beggarman
  • 10 The Beggarman Jig
  • 11 The Auld Triangle
  • 12 The Parting Glass
  • 13 The Wild Rover (Live)