Black Velvet, by Alannah Myles

Black Velvet

Alannah Myles
Chords used in this song: Em, F#, G, A, Bm, C, D
Em
F#
G
A
Bm
C
D

Capo IV

[Intro]
Bm


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


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


[Interlude]
Bm


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


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


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


[Solo]
Bm


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


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


[Outro]
              Bm
If you please
              Bm
if you please
              Bm
if you please
              Bm
if you please