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BLACK VELVET – Alannah Myles

e|-------------------|1234567|----------|1234567|-------------|1234567
B|----5---3----------|       |-3-/5-5---|       |-------------|
G|-/4---4---4/2-0----|       |-2-/4-4---|       |-------------|
D|----------------2--|       |--------2-|       |---------0-2-|
A|----------------2--|       |--------2-|       |-1b--1-2---2-|
E|----------------0--|       |--------0-|       |-----------0-|

e|----------------|bas on6
B|----------------|
G|-2-3-2-0--------|
D|---------0-2----|
A|-----------2----|
E|-----------0----|

[Verse]

Em
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell; Jimmy Rogers on the Victrola up high.

e|-------|
B|-3-0---|
G|-2-0---|
D|-2-0-2-|
A|-----2-|
E|-----0-|

Em
Mama's dancing with baby on her shoulder, The sun is setting like molasses in the sky.


[Pre-Chorus]

   1   2 & 3   4   1   2 & 3  4   1   2 & 3   4   1   2 & 3   4
e|---------------|--------------|-3---3-3-------|-3---3-2-------|
B|-5---5-4-------|-3---3-2------|-1---1-0-------|-3---3-3-------|
G|-4---4-4-------|-2---2-2------|-0---0-0-------|-2---2-2-------|
D|-4---4-4-------|-2---2-2------|-0---0-0-------|---------------|
A|---------------|--------------|-2---2-2-------|---------------|
E|---------------|--------------|-3---3-3-------|---------------|

Bsus2           B               Asus2    A      Gsus2      G         Dsus2           D
The boy could sing knew how to move everything,always wanting more, he'd leave you 
for


[Chorus]

Am7                    D                 Am7
Black Velvet and that little boy smile. Black velvet with that slow,
F             C
southern style.
Am7                     D                       C7    C6 (BAS B)    Em
A new religion that'll bring you to your knees, Black velvet, if you please.
                                                BREAK
7 & 8 & 1
e|------------| Bas on 6                         |-7b-|
B|-3----------|                                  |-8b-|
G|------------|                                  |----|
D|---2-20-2---|                                  |----|
A|--------2---|                                  |----|
E|--------0---|                                  |----|


[Verse]

Em
Up in Memphis the music's like a heat wave,

e|                                                  |-----------|
B|                                                  |--3-/5-5---|
G|                                                  |--2-/4-4---|
D|                                                  |---------2-|
A|Em                                                |---------2-|
E|White lightening, bound to drive you wild.        |---------0-|

Em
Mama's baby's in the heart of every school girl,Love me tender leaves 'em cryin' in the aisles


[Pre-Chorus]

   1   2 & 3   4   1   2 & 3  4   1   2 & 3   4   1   2 & 3   4
e|---------------|--------------|-3---3-3-------|-3---3-2-------|
B|-5---5-4-------|-3---3-2------|-1---1-0-------|-3---3-3-------|
G|-4---4-4-------|-2---2-2------|-0---0-0-------|-2---2-2-------|
D|-4---4-4-------|-2---2-2------|-0---0-0-------|---------------|
A|---------------|--------------|-2---2-2-------|---------------|
E|---------------|--------------|-3---3-3-------|---------------|

Bsus2           B              Asus2     A      Gsus2      G
The way he moved it was a sin so sweet and true,Always wanting more,he'd
Dsus2          D
leave ‘em longing for


[Chorus]

Am7                    D                 Am7
Black Velvet and that little boy smile. Black velvet with that slow
F             C
southern style.
Am7                     D                       C7    C6             Em
A new religion that'll bring you to your knees, Black velvet, if you please.


[Solo]

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------8-----------------------------------|
G|---7h9-99------9p7-------9--9--9------9-7----7------------|
D|-9-----------------9-----------------------9---\7-5 /7----|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

B                                            Em
Every word of every song that he sang was for you.

e|------10-10-----------------10-12-10-----------------|
B|--/12-------\10-p8---10--/12--------\10-8-10b—8---10-|
G|-------------------9----------------------------9----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B                                      Am7
In a flash he was gone, it happened so soon. (BAS ends on C then E-D-C-B) What could you do-?
                                       
e|------------------------------7b\-----------------------------------------|
B|-10b12-10-8-------------------8b\~------10b12-10-8------------------------|
G|------------9--9-7-9-9-9-7-9-----------------------9---9-7---7------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------9--7----5-/9---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------10-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------|
B|----------|
G|----------|
D|----12-14-|
A|-14-------|
E|----------|

e|----12---12---12--------------------15b17-15------------------------------|
B|-15b--15b--15b--15p12------12-15p12----------15p12---------------------12\|
G|---------------------14b16-------------------------14b15p12-----12-14b-12\|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------14-14-------12\|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------12-------12-15b17-15-12-15-15b17-|
B|-------------------------------15b17-------------------------|
G|----12-14b16-14-12----12-14----------------------------------|
D|-14----------------14----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

Am7                    D                 Am7
Black Velvet and that little boy smile. Black velvet with that slow
F             C
southern style.

e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-12b14-12-10----|
A|-------------12-|
E|----------------|

 Am7                     D                       C7    C6             Em
 A new religion that'll bring you to your knees, Black velvet, if you please.
e|------12-----12-----12-----12--------------|
B|--15b----15b----15b----15b----15-15/17b~---|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
Am7                    D                 Am7
Black Velvet and that little boy smile. Black velvet with that slow
F             C
southern style.

e|------------------------|
B|--15b17—15b17-15-13-----|
G|--------------------14b-|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

Am7                     D                       C7    C6             Em
A new religion that'll bring you to your knees, Black velvet, if you please.

e|-----------------------------------------------------12b---------------|
B|------------------------------------------11b10------12b---------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--7-5--5-7--7-5--5-7--7-5--5-7--7-5--5-7-------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------1b-2b----5b-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Hi just tried to copy most of the riffs and solos, from my opinion this is pretty close 
the original. Have a lot of fun.

Lars Flaskager.


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| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down

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CarloLF 10 Sep 11, 2010 06:30 AM

- do not play C7 and C6, just use plain C, the go down do B7 (at "Black velvet if you please")
The bridge ("Every word of every song ") starts with Am, goes to B7 and then down to Em!
- I prefer using plain Am instead of Am7

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Declan012 10 May 16, 2013 11:34 PM

Is that solo one fret too high? Or am I a bit deaf?

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elcapitan1800 292 Jun 09, 2014 11:39 AM

The song is tuned down half a step, so everything should sound one fret high if you are in standard tuning :)

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