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Dale Rose Lyr Add: Blue Velvet Band (22) Lyr Add: ANSWER TO 'THE BLUE VELVET BAND' (H Snow) 01 Oct 00

Here are the lyrics for The Answer. The notes to the CD set do not give any extra information about the song.

Clarence Hank Snow, recorded February 8-10, 1941

By an old willow tree in the churchyard
On the banks of the old Rio Grande
Lies a loved one who died broken hearted
She was known as the Blue Velvet Band.

She was called by the Angels up yonder
As the dew kissed the pale summer rose.
As we stood there in silence beside her
These words to her lover did go.

Dear Jack you've mistrusted your darling
You said that my love was untrue.
You roamed o'er the wide open spaces
But my thoughts they were always of you.

My last wish was once more to see you
But they said you're in some foreign land.
Your forgiveness is in this last message
From your heartbroken Blue Velvet Band.

Far away o'er the lone western prairie
Her message sped fast o'er the way
To the side of a bed where her cowboy
Was breathing his life fast away.

Please grant a last wish boys and lay me
Out west on that old Rio Grande
'Neath that old Willow tree in the churchyard
By my sweetheart the Blue Velvet Band.

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