November 12, 2015

Lyrics

Her eyes they shown like the diamonds you'd think she
was queen of the land and her hair fell over her shoulder
tied up with a black velvet band.

In a neat little town they called Belfast
Apprentice to trade I was bound,
and many an hour sweet happiness I spent in that neat
little town. Till bad misfortune came o'er me that
caused me to stray from the land far away from me friends
and relations did follow the black velvet band.

Her eyes they shown like the diamonds you'd think she
was queen of the land and her hair fell over her shoulder
tied up with a black velvet band.

Well I went out strolling one evening,
not meanin to go very far when I met with a fickle
young damsel she was sellin her trade in the bar.
When I watched she took from a customer she slipped
it right into my hand then the law came and put me
in prison bad luck to her black velvet band.

Her eyes they shown like the diamonds you'd think she
was queen of the land and her hair fell over her shoulder
tied up with a black velvet band.

Next morning before judge and jury for trial I had
to appear and the judge he says me young fellow the
case against you is quite clear and sever long years
is your sentence your goin to vandyman's land far away
from your friends and relations did follow the black velvet band.

Her eyes they shown like the diamonds you'd think she
was queen of the land and her hair fell over her shoulder
tied up with a black velvet band.

So come all ye jolly young fellows I'll have you take
warnin by me and when ever your out on the liquor me
lads beware of the pretty colleens for they'll fill
you with whisky and porter till you are not able to
stand and the very next thing that you know me lads
you've landed in vandyman's land.

Her eyes they shown like the diamonds you'd think she
was queen of the land and her hair fell over her shoulder
tied up with a black velvet band.

Her eyes they shown like the diamonds you'd think she
was queen of the land and her hair fell over her shoulder
tied up with a black velvet band.

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