Black Velvet

Alannah Myles
Chords used in this song: Am, B, C, D, Em, F, G
Am
B
C
D
Em
F
G

In the Studio Recording the Guitar is tuned Half Step Down: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
Check chord transposition to play this song using standard tuning

[Intro]
Em


[Verse]
Em
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Em
Jimmy Rogers on the Victrola up high
Em
Mama's dancin' with baby on her shoulder
Em
The sun is settin' like molasses in the sky
B                              D
The boy could sing, knew how to move, everything
G                   D
Always wanting more, he'd leave you longing for...


[Chorus]
Am                   D
Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Am                     F             C
Black velvet with that slow southern style
Am                    D
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
C     B            Em
Black velvet if you please


[Interlude]
Em


[Verse]
Em
Up in Memphis the music's like a heatwave
Em
White lightening, bound to drive you wild
Em
Mama's baby's in the heart of every school girl
Em
"Love me tender" leaves 'em cryin' in the aisle
B                         D
The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
G                 D
Always wanting more, he'd leave you longing for...


[Chorus]
Am                   D
Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Am                     F             C
Black velvet with that slow southern style
Am                    D
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
C     B            Em
Black velvet if you please...


[Bridge]
Am                 B                        Em
Every word of every song that he sang was for you.
Am               F                    C
In a flash he was gone, it happened so soon.
B             Em
What could you do?


[Solo]
Em


[Chorus]
Am                   D
Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Am                     F             C
Black velvet with that slow southern style
Am                    D
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
C     B    Em
Black velvet if you please


[Chorus]
Am                   D
Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Am                     F             C
Black velvet with that slow southern style
Am                    D
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
C     B     Em
Black velvet


[Outro]
              Em
If you please
              Em
if you please
              Em
if you please
              Em
if you please
Using standard tuning: