Black Velvet Lyrics by Alannah Myles


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Alannah Myles

Black Velvet Lyrics
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Jimmy Rogers on the Victrola up high
Mama's dancin' with baby on her shoulder
The sun is settin' like molasses in the sky
The boy could sing, knew how to move, everything
Always wanting more, he'd leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Up in Memphis the music's like a heatwave
White lightening, bound to drive you wild
Mama's baby's in the heart of every school girl
"Love me tender" leaves 'em cryin' in the aisle
The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
Always wanting more, he'd leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Every word of every song that he sang was for you
In a flash he was gone, it happened so soon, what could
You do?

Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Black velvet and that little boy's smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please
If you please, if you please, if you please
Writer: CHRISTOPHER WARD, DAVID TYSON
Copyright: Lyrics © OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

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Black Velvet Info:

• The song is about Elvis Presley. Co-writer Christopher Ward was inspired on a bus full of Elvis fans riding to Memphis attending the 10th anniversary vigil at Graceland.

• Alannah won the 1990 Grammy award for Best Female Rock Performance for this song, along with several Juno Awards.

• It also received a "Millionaire Award" from ASCAP in 2005 for more than four million radio plays.

Released: December 17, 1989 (U.S.)
February 26, 1990 (UK)


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