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Black Velvet Band

Ewan MacColl
Lingua: Inglese



In a neat little town they call Belfast
Apprentice to trade I was bound
And many an hour's sweet happiness
Have I spent in that neat little town

A bad 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 shoulder
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 a pretty fair maid
Come traipsing along the pathway.

I took a stroll with this pretty fair maid
And a gentleman passing us by
I knew she meant the doing of him
By the look in her roguish black eye.

His 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
The judge he says to me, "Young man,
Your 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 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 shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band.

So come all you jolly young fellows
A warning take by me
When you go out on the town, me lads
Beware of the pretty colleens.

They'll treat you to strong drink, my lads,
Till you are unable to stand;
And the very first thing that you'll know is
You're landed in Van Damien'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.


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