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 |]

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"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.

Re: Black Velvet

This tune has been attributed to Rossie Mann, a fiddler on CKNX Barn Dance out of Wingham, Ontario, Canada. The tune is said to be named after his favorite whiskey. Apparently there is some debate about this however. The tune was popularized by well known Canadian fiddler Don Messer, whose recording can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwgmbCP9oPo

It was also recorded by Andy Dejarlis and Graham Townsend.