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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 you longing for.

[CHORUS:]
Black velvet and that little boy smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring you to your knees
Black velvet if you please.

Up in Memphis the music's like a heat wave
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.

[CHORUS:]
Black velvet and that little boy smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring you 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?

[CHORUS:]
Black velvet and that little boy smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring you to your knees
Black velvet if you please.

Black velvet and that little boy smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that'll bring you to your knees
Black velvet if you please.

If you please
If you please



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    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    Song is about elvis. Main reference is the black velvet art depicting elvis that hung in many homes in the south during the black light art craze.
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    sammy_winksApr 11, 2008 at 6:18 am
    It's about Elvis... Plain and simple. It mentions Memphis which is of course Elvis's town. And "little boys smile" and "slow southern style" depicts Elvis very well. And the last paragraph before the final chorus talks about him dying..

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