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Alannah Myles: Black Velvet Meaning

Tagged: Elvis | Memphis [suggest]

Song Released: 1989


Black Velvet Lyrics

Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Jimmy Rogers on the victrola up high
Mama's dancing with baby on her shoulder
The Sun is setting like molasses in the sky.
The boy could sing, knew how to move, everything.
Always wanting more, he'd leave...

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    anonymous
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    Jun 23rd, 2014 6:18am report


    Got news for you.... Alannah Myles never sang that song on the album. Found out through a record industry big wig that they paid a "Ghost Singer" to sing that song. Paid her a decent sum to not talk about it or perform it live anywhere . But the time has past and now the real singer of that song can sing it freely when ever she performs live.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 28th, 2012 7:18pm report


    I sing and this is one of my favorite songs to sing. I was nicknamed, "Black Velvet". One day I was asked about the song lyrics. I believe that this song is about Elvis Presley and his rise to fame; and subsequently, his death.

    "Up in Memphis, the musics like a heat wave" is referencing Elvis' birthplace and where he started singing.

    "In a flash he was gone, it happened so soon.. what could you do" refers to Elvis' overdose and sudden death.

    I could be wrong, but I've sang this song so many times that it's all I think about when I'm singing it.




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