The Black Velvet Band" (Roud number 2146) is a traditional folk song collected from singers in Ireland, Australia, England, Canada and the United States describing how a young man is tricked and then sentenced to transportation to Australia, a common punishment in the British Empire during the 19th century. Versions were also published on broadsides. The narrator is bound apprentice in a town (which varies in different versions). He becomes romantically involved with a young woman.
Lyrics to "The Black Velvet Band" song by The Dubliners: In a neat little town they called Belfast Apprenticed to trade I was bound And many an hour's sweet. 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 pretty fair maid And a gentleman passing us by Well, I knew
The Dubliners - Black Velvet Band. G. C. D. In a neat little town they call Belfast, Apprenticed to trade I was bound. And her hair it hung over her shoulder, Tied up with the Black Velvet Band. I took a stroll with this pretty fair maid, And the gentleman passing us by.
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In a neat little town they called Belfast. Apprentice to trade I was bound. 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. I took a stroll down broadway. Meaning not long for to stay.
The Black Velvet Band. Single by The Dubliners. Maloney Wants a Drink". The Dubliners version, possibly the best known, is slightly adapted from a version recorded by Ewan MacColl from the Norfolk singer Harry Cox in 1955, and recorded by MacColl and Peggy Seegar on their 1964 LP "Chorus from the Gallows". Illegal chart entered European28. 4. UK Singles (Official Charts Company).
|A2||Kelly, The Boy From Killan|
|A3||The Old Triangle|
|A4||A Nation Once Again|
|A5||Paddy's Gone To France/Skylark|
|B1||Seven Drunken Nights|
|B2||Flop Eared Mule|
|C1||Black Velvet Band|
|C2||Whiskey On A Sunday|
|C4||Whiskey In The Jar|
|C5||Maid When You're Young|
|D1||I Wish I Were Back In Liverpool|
|D2||The Pipers Chair/Bill Harts Jig/The Nights Of St. Patrick|
|D3||Many Young Men Of Twenty|
|D5||Rattling, Roaring Willie|
|D6||The Partin' Glass|
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5015773910444
|VSOP CD135||The Dubliners||Black Velvet Band (CD, Comp)||Connoisseur Collection||VSOP CD135||UK||1989|