Black Velvet Band  

DustyWidget 59M
4382 posts
8/20/2006 4:19 am

Last Read:
8/21/2006 7:47 am

Black Velvet Band

Her eyes, they shone like the diamonds.
You'd think she was queen of the land,
And her hair hung over her shoulders,
Tied up with a black velvet band.

In a neat little town they call Belfast, apprentice to trade I was bound.
And many an hour of sweet happiness I spent in that neat little town.
But bad misfortune came o'er me, and caused me to stray from the land
Far away from my friends and relations. They follow the black velvet band.

Her eyes, they shone like the diamonds.
You'd think she was queen of the land,
And her hair hung over her shoulders,
Tied up with a black velvet band.

Well, I went out strolling one evening, not meaning to go very far,
When I met with a frolicksome damsel. She was selling her trade in the bar.
A watch she took from a customer, and slipped it right into my hand.
Then the law came and put me in prison.
Bad luck to her black velvet band!

Her eyes, they shone like the diamonds.
You'd think she was queen of the land,
And her hair hung over her shoulders,
Tied up with a black velvet band.

Next morning, before judge and jury, for trial I had to appear.
And the judge, he said "my young fellow, the case against you is quite clear.
And seven long years is your sentence. You're going to Van Diemen's Land,
Far away from your friends and relations. They follow the black velvet band."

Her eyes, they shone like the diamonds.
You'd think she was queen of the land,
And her hair hung over her shoulders,
Tied up with a black velvet band.

Now, come all ye jolly young fellows, I'll have you take warning by me.
And whenever you're out on the liquor, my lads, beware of the pretty colleens.
For they'll fill you with whiskey and porter, til you are not able to stand.
And the very next thing that you know, my lads, you've landed in Van Diemen's
Land.

Her eyes, they shone like the diamonds.
You'd think she was queen of the land,
And her hair hung over her shoulders,
Tied up with a black velvet band

Stolen outrageously from a wonderful woman. Very close friend. We talk every day because we want to! Check out her Blog. You will not be sorry.
gossip_anyone gossip_anyone

And just for the hell of doing it. Only been blogging since August 1 but settling down into a glorious Blog. Very intelligent woman! Very intelligent Blog.

Told her I was going to do this. I don't think she believed me. Oh dear!

PlaynAgain PlaynAgain

Have I ever explained why I do this? Because it makes me feel good imagining your reaction when you see it. I once made a comment to mzhunyhole that made her spit her chocolate milk onto the screen and roar with laughter.

I loved that reaction. I want to inculcate that reaction in you too.

I don't give a damn about myself. I really don't. All is in His name just for the joy of making a difference. Helping to move things on.

Haven't stopped laughing since last Tuesday. Not just because of your reaction. Not just because of my real life drama.

I had a deeply spiritual reaction too. That's why I'm laughing.

Serious question guys. Was it just me or did anyone else feel anything?

Dusty xxx


rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
9753 posts
8/20/2006 5:37 am

I am numb!

Purry {=}

Purry


Gossip_Anyone 40F

8/20/2006 6:22 am

you thief! Not fair! i stole it from the Irish Rovers first!


PlaynAgain 54F

8/20/2006 7:58 am

**blushing furiously** I believed you, I just never thought you'd be so blatent about it! (Did you miss the part in the posts where I mention I'm shy?) I'm heading straight over to check out gossip!

p.s. loved the poem

"Attitude is everything. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain."


Gossip_Anyone 40F

8/20/2006 9:16 am

It's an irish ballad!


SingleWarrior 52M

8/20/2006 9:34 am

Hey! That's my photo up there


florallei 99F

8/20/2006 11:58 am

Hey Dusty,

Great to have people who are great friends all the time!!!

hugs,
flo


PlaynAgain 54F

8/20/2006 3:06 pm

sorry

"Attitude is everything. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain."


Balibabe19 41F

8/20/2006 5:15 pm

I made a comment referring to the pebble effect Blogville seems to experience when feathers are ruffled...could this be what you are referring to? I know I felt something..


PlaynAgain 54F

8/20/2006 7:54 pm

Laughing now, I promise

"Attitude is everything. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain."


rm_sexxikritter 52F
2715 posts
8/20/2006 8:39 pm

'nuf said


economickrisis 54M

8/20/2006 9:44 pm

Being one of life's true innocents, all this is over my head. Now pass the beer


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