Black Velvet chords and lyrics

by Alannah Myles

  • Black Velvet was written by Canadian songwriters Christopher Ward and David Tyson.
  • Recorded: Oct 18, 1988
  • Released: July 26, 1989 (Canada); Dec 17, 1989 (US); February 26, 1990 (UK)
  • Album: Alannah Myles
  • Original Key: Ebm in 4/4 time 92 bpm
  • Easier: Em - If you are playing with the video you will need to detune each string 1/2 step (1 semitone.) Each string from low to high:
    Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb
  • Chords: Em, Em7, F, G, Gsus4, A, Am, Am7, Asus4, B, B7, Bsus4, C, C7, Cadd9, D, Dsus4
  • Please Note: You will find the Guitar Tab Intro below with the chord charts.

Black Velvet by Alannah Myles

Detune each string 1/2 step if playing with video

                                                      
Intro: 4/4 ||   || Em  | % | % | % | % | % | % | % ||
            Guitar
 Em
1. Mis-sis-sip-pi in the mid-dle of the dry spell

   Jim-my Ro-gers on the Vic-tro-la up high

   Mam-mas dan-cin', ba-by on her shoul-der

   The sun is set-tin' like mo-las-sis in the sky

Bsus4               B                Asus4  A
  ** The boy could sing__ Knew how to move   ev'-ry-thing
Gsus4         G            Dsus4                D        
     Al-ways want-ing more__    He'd leave you long-ing for

     Am7                        D       
Chorus: Black Vel-vet and that lit-tle boy smile
     Am7                       F               C    
        Black Vel-vet in that slow south-ern style
     Am7                           D     
        A new re-li-gion that'll bring you to your knees
     C7       B7             | Em  |      |      |      |
        Black Vel-vet if you please     

 Em
2. Up in Mem-phis, the mu-sic's like a heat-wave

   White light-ning bound to drive you wild

   Ma-ma's baby's in the heart of ev'-ry school-girl

   Love Me Ten-der leaves them cry-in' in the aisles

Bsus4             B             Asus4  A
  ** The way he moved__ It was a sin__  So sweet and true
Gsus4         G            Dsus4                D       
     Al-ways want-ing more__    He'd leave you long-ing for

     Am7                        D       
Chorus: Black Vel-vet and that lit-tle boy smile
     Am7                       F               C    
        Black Vel-vet in that slow south-ern style
     Am7                           D     
        A new re-li-gion that'll bring you to your knees
     C7       B7             | Em  |  %  |
        Black Vel-vet if you please      
 
      Am                       B                      | Em7 |    |
Bridge: Ev'-ry word of ev'-ry song that he sang was for you
      Am                   F                    | C  -  Cadd9  |
        In a flash he was gone__ It hap-pened so soon
      B7
        What could you do-o

Instr: |  Em  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  %  |  %  |


     Am7                        D       
Chorus: Black Vel-vet and that lit-tle boy smile
     Am7                       F               C    
        Black Vel-vet in that slow south-ern style
     Am7                           D     
        A new re-li-gion that'll bring you to your knees
     C7       B7       Em  
        Black Vel-vet__   If you please    

     Am7                        D       
Chorus: Black Vel-vet and that lit-tle boy smile
     Am7                       F               C    
        Black Vel-vet in that slow south-ern style
     Am7                           D     
        A new re-li-gion that'll bring you to your knees
     C7       B7                  Em  
        Black Vel-vet... If you please   

|  Em  |  %  |  %  |   %  |  %   |  %   |  %   |  %   |
 (please)                  If you please 

|  Em  |  %  |  %  |   %  |  %   |  %   |  %   |  %   |
 If you please…           If you  please           Mm...    Mm...

|  Em  |  %  |  %  |   %  |   %  |  %   |  %   |  %   |...


Guitar Tab Intro

Intro Tab

Full guitar tab available at OnlineSheetMusic.com


E Minor

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Column of 3's: Barre 3rd finger over marked strings
(1), (2), (3), (4): optional notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
alt: alternative chord voicing

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
         Em               Em7               F                G             Gsus4          Gsus4(alt)
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|(4)|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|---|-4-|   e|---|---|-4-|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|(3)|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|(3)|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|
   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|-1-|-2-|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|-1-|---|-4-|
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|(2)|---|   D|-1-|---|-4-|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|-1-|---|-3-|
   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|-1-|---|   A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|---|-2-|   A|-1-|---|---|
   E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|   E|---|---|-2-|   E|---|---|-1-|   E|-1-|---|---| 
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        3   4   5 

         Am               Am7               A              Asus4              C               C7 
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|-3-|---|   B|---|(3)|-4-|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|
   G|---|-3-|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|-4-|
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-1-|---|   D|---|-1-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|
   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|---|-3-|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        3   4   5 

          D              Dsus4              B                Bsus4             B7            Cadd9
   e|---|-2-|---|   e|---|(2)|-4-|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|---|   e|---|-4-|   e|---|---|---|
   B|---|---|-3-|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|-4-|   B|-1-|---|---|-4-|   B|---|---|   B|(1)|---|-4-|
   G|---|-1-|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|-1-|---|-3-|   G|-1-|---|-3-|---|   G|---|-3-|   G|---|---|---|
   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|-1-|---|-2-|   D|-1-|---|---|---|   D|-1-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|
   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|-1-|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|---|   A|---|-2-|   A|---|---|-3-|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        2   3   4        2   3   4   5        1   2        1   2   3 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
      Em               Em7               F                G              Gsus4          Gsus4(alt)
 |---|---|---|e   |(4)|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |-4-|---|---|e   |-4-|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e
 |---|---|---|B   |(3)|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |(3)|---|---|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B
 |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-2-|-1-|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |-4-|---|-1-|G
 |---|-2-|---|D   |---|(2)|---|D   |-4-|---|-1-|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D
 |---|-1-|---|A   |---|-1-|---|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A   |---|-1-|---|A   |-2-|---|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A
 |---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E   |---|---|-1-|E   |-2-|---|---|E   |-1-|---|---|E   |---|---|-1-|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets
   
      Am               Am7               A              Asus4              C               C7
 |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e
 |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|-3-|---|B   |-4-|(3)|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B
 |---|-3-|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |-4-|---|---|G
 |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-1-|---|D   |---|-1-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D
 |---|---|---|A   |---|---|---|A   |---|---|---|A   |---|---|---|A   |-3-|---|---|A   |-3-|---|---|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets

       D              Dsus4              B                Bsus4             B7            Cadd9
 |---|-2-|---|e   |-4-|(2)|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|---|-1-|e   |-4-|---|e   |---|---|---|e
 |-3-|---|---|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |-4-|---|-1-|B   |-4-|---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|B   |-4-|---|(1)|B
 |---|-1-|---|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |-3-|---|-1-|G   |---|-3-|---|-1-|G   |-3-|---|G   |---|---|---|G
 |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |-2-|---|-1-|D   |---|---|---|-1-|D   |---|-1-|D   |---|-2-|---|D
x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |---|---|---|-1-|A   |-2-|---|A   |-3-|---|---|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        4   3   2        5   4   3   2        2   1        3   2   1  Frets

Alannah Myles

Born: Alannah Byles on Dec 25, 1958 In Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Profession: Singer, songwriter, actress

Music Styles: Rock, pop, blues

Active Years: 1989–present

Alannah Myles

alannahmyles.com

Black Velvet Sheet Music - download at MusicNotes.Com - Piano/Vocal/Chords - E Minor - 7 pages - midi playback.

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