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Star of the County Down
Limerick Rake
Raglan Road
Molly Malone
Dirty Old Town
Fiddler’s Green
Grace
Spancil Hill
Only Our Rivers
Black Velvet Band
Foggy Dew
Fields of Athenry
Whiskey in the Jar

Black Velvet Band

As I was walking down Broadway
Not intending to stay very long,
When I met with a frolicsome damsel
As she came tripping along.
A watch she took out of her pocket
And slipped it right into my hand
On the very first day that I met her,
Bad luck to the black velvet band.

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Her eyes they shone like diamonds.
You’d think she was queen of the land
With her hair thrown over her shoulder
Tied up with a black velvet band.

Before judge and jury next morning,
Both of us did appear.
A gentleman claimed the jewelry,
The case against us was clear.
Seven long year’s penal servitude
To be served in Van Dieman’s land
Far away from my friends and relations
To follow the black velvet band.

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—-Traditional

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