Black Velvet Band (II -- New Zealand)
DESCRIPTION: In a form clearly based on the transportation song "The Black Velvet Band," the singer -- who has chosen to emigrate to New Zealand -- bids farewell to his girl and sails away. He tells how he is saving up to be reunited with his girl in the velvet band.
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (recording, Bruce Hall)
KEYWORDS: love separation clothes emigration New Zealand
FOUND IN: New Zealand
REFERENCES (1 citation):
cf. "The Black Velvet Band (I)" (tune, meter, lyrics)
cf. "The Black Velvet Band (III)"
NOTES: I suspect this is not really traditional, but rather is an adaption of the standard Black Velvet Band to New Zealand conditions (i.e. no transportation). But I gather it was found in some manuscript somewhere, so it *may* have been passed from hand to hand at some time. - RBW
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