The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75475   Message #2615956
Posted By: bodgie
21-Apr-09 - 06:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Black velvet band PARODY
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black velvet band PARODY
are readers aware that the original broadside contained a verse warning women not to 'tie up their hair in a black (or blue) velvet band ...as if to tie in their brains'.

Young girls if you wish to turn modest and strive a connection to gain,
Do not wear a band o'er your forehead as if to tie up your brain.
Some do prefer Victorian fashion, and some their braided so grand;
Myself I do think it much neater than a girl with a black velvet band.

I have just released a series of CDs of original broadsides including this one.

warren fahey