The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

The Girl in the Blue Velvet Band

Cat. #0091 (MFH #213) - As sung by Mr. Ed Stilley, Eureka Springs, Arkansas on May 1, 1958

VERSE 1
One evening while out for a ramble
The hour was just about nine
I met a young lady in Frisco
On th corner of Connors incline

VERSE 2
On her face was th beauty of nature
Her eyes, they seemed to expand
On her hair, so rich and brilliant
Inclined then th blue velvet band

VERSE 3
We strolled down th streets together
In my pocket she placed her hand
She planted the evidence on me
O, th girl in th blue velvet band

VERSE 4
I heard the old scream of th siren
And th girl in th blue velvet band
She left me to face all th trouble
With a diamond worth ten grand

VERSE 5
They sent me to prison for stealin'
God knows, I'm an innocent man
Th guilty one is dying
O, th girl in th blue velvet band

VERSE 6
I'll be out in a week and I'll be leavin'
But I'll carry th name of a man
That spent ten years in prison
For a girl in th blue velvet band

VERSE 7
When I get out, I'll endeavor
To live in some distance land
And bid farewell, to old Frisco
And th girl in the blue velvet band

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