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Thread #60570   Message #1001173
Posted By: Hillheader
12-Aug-03 - 11:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Black Velvet Band (variations)
Subject: Lyr Add: BLACK VELVET BAND (from Hamish Imlach)
Hamish Imlach did a version which went---

In neat little city called Glasgow
To Barrowland I was bound
It was there that I met Hairy Mary
Who flogged for half a crown

Her eyes they shone like diamonds
The Queen of the Barrowland
And chest it hund low over her shoulder
Held up by a big Navvies hand.

(The Barrowland was an (infamous) Glasgow Dance hall of the 50's/60's)

If my memory holds up, Hamish did it as the intro to Cod Liver Oil & Orange Juice.


The Corries also covered your version under the title Abigail

On the bosom of young Abigail
Was written the price of her tale
And on her behind, for the use of the blind
Was the same information in braille.