Friday, March 19, 2010

Black Velvet


This is as we first saw him.  There is a song to go with the legend.



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?

(Guitar Solo)

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


5 comments:

Jamie said...

I'll have mine up Sunday Afternoon

maryt/theteach said...

Mine will up in a few minutes... I must compose myself after Elvis and Black Velvet! :)

Jamie said...

He did have that effect even in memory. :-)

Travis said...

Thank you for this topic. It gave me a reason to truly appreciate Elvis' tremendous vocal ability. Mine offering will post after midnight.

Mimi Lenox said...

You would have to tempt me with my favorite Elvis song of all time....You are wicked!!