Notes: The recording is tuned a half-step flat (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
but I am writing this as if in standard tuning.
It doesn't sound good in standard tuning to me though.
Please correct the chords if you hear more precise alternates.
Intro: [whispering unintelligible phrase "..? you enjoy yourself all day..?"]
E (with blues fills)
Mmmmm mmmm oooooo (ad lib)
Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Jamie Rogers on electro up high
Mamas dancing - baby on her shoulder
The sun is setting like molasses in the sky
The boy could sing and knew how to move - everything
Always wanting more - it leaves you longing for
Chorus: Black Velvet in that little boy's smile
A G Bm (or D/F# maybe?)
Black Velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring you to your knees
C7 B7 (no chord) E
Black Velvet - if you please
Up in Memphis the music is like a heat wave
White Lightnin' - bound to drive you wild
Mamas baby is in the heart of every school girl
Love me Tender leaves em cryin' in the isles
The way he moved it was a sin - so sweet and true
Always wanting more it leaves you longing for
A B E
Every word of every song that he sang is for you
A G C7 B7 (no chord) E
In a flash he was gone - it happened so soon - what could you do?
fade out on E with blues fills ( vocals repeat "if you please")
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