Alannah Myles

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Alannah Myles: Black velvet…

Alannah Myles was born in Toronto, Canada (December 25, 1958) and was introduced to music via the radio airwaves. She studied to become a graphic artist and spent years competing as an accomplished horsewoman taking part in such events as Canada’s Royal Winter Fair prior to deciding that she would make music her career of choice.

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BLACK VELVET - ALANNAH MYLES
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Black Velvet

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To achieve a music career, Alannah appeared as an actor in TV commercials, modelled, styled wardrobe and worked as a make up artist and consultant to pay for her early demo tapes. She spent a decade playing in concert venues, bars, nightclubs, coffee houses and hotel bars and then a further five years creating her debut album “Alannah Myles“. Since then there have been numerous album releases including “Black Velvet” which is the title of her most famous single from 1989.

Lyrics

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 lightning, 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?

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