The black velvet band
 
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
you´d think she was queen of the land
with her hair thrown over her shoulders
tied up with a black velvet band
 
As I went walking down Broadway
Not intending to stay very long
I met with a frolicksome damsel
as she came tripping along
 
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
you´d think she was queen of the land
with her hair thrown over her shoulders
tied up with a black velvet band
 
A watch she pulled out of her pocket
and slipped it right into my hand
on the very first dcay that I met her
Bad luck to the black velvet band
 
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
you´d think she was queen of the land
with her hair thrown over her shoulders
tied up with a black velvet band
 
Seven long years transportation
right down to Van Dieman´s land
Far away from my friends and companions
betrayed by the black velvet band
 
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
you´d think she was queen of the land
with her hair thrown over her shoulders
tied up with a black velvet band