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The Black Velvet Band
The Black Velvet Band
As I went walking down Broadway, not intending to stay very long,
I met with a frolicksome damsel, as she came tripping along.
A watch she pulled 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.
Before judge and jury next morning, both of us did appear.
A gentleman claimed his jewellery, and the case against us, it was clear.
Seven long years transportation, right down to Van Dieman's Land,
Far away from my friends and companions, betrayed by the black velvet band.
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