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 & chord charts below.

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 a 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  |  %  |  %  |   %  |   %  |  %   |  %   |  %   |...


E Minor

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Guitar Tab Intro

Intro Tab

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

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alannahmyles.com

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