Black Velvet waltz

Also known as The Black Velvet.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Black Velvet has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Black Velvet
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
GAB|C2c bce|G2e2c2|F2fefa|C2b2a2|
C2c bce|G2f2e2|D4de|D3GAB|
C2c bce|G2e2c2|F2fefa|C2b2a2|
G2g ^fgb|D2a2b2|C4cd|C2E2F2||
G2g ^fga|G2e2d2|C2c bcd|C2e2f2|
G2g ^fga|G2f2e2|G2g ag2|D2e2f2|
G2g ^fga|G2e2d2|C2c bcd|C2b2a2|
G2g ^fgb|D2a2b2|C4cd|C4||
2
X: 2
T: Black Velvet
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3GFE |D2- D>E D>F | A2 F2 D2 | G2- G>F G>B | d2 c2 B2 |
D2- D>E D>F | A2 G2 F2 | E2- E>^D E>F | E4 (3GFE |
D2 D>E (3DEF | A2 (3FGF E>D | G2 G>F G>B | d2 (3cdc B2 |
A2- A>^G A>c | e2 B2 c2 | d2- d>c d>e | d4 ||
(3efg |a2- a>^g a>b | a2 f2 e2 | d2 d>c d>e | d2 f2 g2 |
a2- a>^g a>b | a2 (3gag f2 | a2 a>^g (3aba | e2 f2 g2 |
a2 a>^g a>b | a2- a>f e2 | d2 d>c d>e | d2 (3cdc (3BcB |
A2 A>^G A>c | e2 B2 c2 | d2 d>c d>e | d4 |]

Eleven comments

"The Black Velvet Waltz" - OUCH!!! ~ cleaning up the layout for starters

X: 1
T: Black Velvet
Z: originally submitted in a curious state by Rick Penttila
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Cmaj
(3GAB |\
C2 cb ce | G2 e2 c2 | F2 fe fa | C2 b2 a2 |
C2 cb ce | G2 f2 e2 | D4 de | D3 G AB |
C2 cb ce | G2 e2 c2 | F2 fe fa | C2 b2 a2 |
G2 g^f gb | D2 a2 b2 | C4 cd | C2 E2 F2 ||
G2 g^f ga | G2 e2 d2 | C2 cb cd | C2 e2 f2 |
G2 g^f ga | G2 f2 e2 | G2 ga g2 | D2 e2 f2 |
G2 g^f ga | G2 e2 d2 | C2 cb cd | C2 b2 a2 |
G2 g^f gb | D2 a2 b2 | C4 cd | C4 |]

That ‘curious state’ is now preserved in the dots… 😛

"The Black Velvet Waltz" - based on the Calgary dots linked to above

Calgary Folk Music
http://calfolk.ca/
The Black Velvet Waltz
based on http://calfolk.ca/tunes1/black-velvet-waltz.pdf

X: 2
T: Black Velvet, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Cmaj
(3G,A,B, |\
C3 B, CE | G2 E2 C2 | F3 E FA | c2 B2 A2 |
C3 B, CE | G2 F2 E2 | D3 ^C DE | D4 (3G,A,B, ||
C3 B, CE | G2 E2 C2 | F3 E FA | c2 B2 A2 |
G3 ^F GB | d2 A2 B2 | c3 B cd | c2 e2 f2 ||
g3 ^f ga | g2 e2 d2 | c3 B cd | c2 e2 f2 |
g3 ^f ga | g2 f2 e2 | g3 ^f (3gag | d2 e2 f2 ||
g3 ^f ga | g2 e2 d2 | c3 B cd | c2 B2 A2 |
G3 ^F GB | d2 A2 B2 | c3 B cd | c4 |]

For comparison…

"The Black Velvet Waltz" - my preference, with swing throughout 😎

X: 3
T: Black Velvet, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Cmaj
(3G,A,B, |\
C2- C>B, C>E | G2 E2 C2 | F2- F>E F>A | c2 B2 A2 |
C2- C>B, C>E | G2 F2 E2 | D2- D>^C D>E | D4 (3G,A,B, |
C2- C>B, C>E | G2 (3EFE C2 | F2- F>E F>A | c2 (3BcB A2 |
G2- G>^F G>B | d2 A2 B2 | c2- c>B c>d | c4 ||
(3def |\
g2- g>^f g>a | g2 e2 d2 | c2- c>B c>d | c2 e2 f2 |
g2- g>^f g>a | g2 (3fgf e2 | g2- g>^f (3gag | d2 e2 f2 |
g2 g>^f g>a | g2- g>e d2 | c2 c>B c>d | c2 (3BcB (3ABA |
G2- G>^F G>B | d2 A2 B2 | c2- c>B c>d | c4 |]

C2 to b2 is just plain nuts…

I suspect you need to learn ABC notation before bothering to submit again? Better luck next time…

"The Black Velvet Waltz" - up a step for the D-limited instruments

~ or, using this D-fingering on a C woodwind…

X: 4
T: Black Velvet, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: DMaj
(3GFE |\
D2- D>E D>F | A2 F2 D2 | G2- G>F G>B | d2 c2 B2 |
D2- D>E D>F | A2 G2 F2 | E2- E>^D E>F | E4 (3GFE |
D2 D>E (3DEF | A2 (3FGF E>D | G2 G>F G>B | d2 (3cdc B2 |
A2- A>^G A>c | e2 B2 c2 | d2- d>c d>e | d4 ||
(3efg |\
a2- a>^g a>b | a2 f2 e2 | d2 d>c d>e | d2 f2 g2 |
a2- a>^g a>b | a2 (3gag f2 | a2 a>^g (3aba | e2 f2 g2 |
a2 a>^g a>b | a2- a>f e2 | d2 d>c d>e | d2 (3cdc (3BcB |
A2 A>^G A>c | e2 B2 c2 | d2 d>c d>e | d4 |]

Black Velvet, X:2

This is the sheet music for the setting in D posted by

Re: Black Velvet

Ceolachan above.

Re: Black Velvet

I learned it in C and play it slow and sexy.
Black Velvet is a cheap whiskey.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord NH USA

Re: Black Velvet

Are these the same tunes?

The tune submitted by Leprecawn seems more familiar to me.

I know another version of "Black Velvet" in C which I’ll post sometime today, time permitting.