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"Black Velvet Band" is the title of a traditional Irish song sung by Grace Burgess in Episode 1.2, to Thomas Shelby at The Garrison Pub. The lyrics are as follows:

“In a neat little town they call Belfast

Apprentice to trade I was bound

Many an hour’s sweet happiness

Had I spent in that neat little town

A sad misfortune came over me

Which caused me to stray from the land

Far away from my friends and relations

Betrayed by the black velvet band.

Her eyes, they shone like diamonds

I thought her the queen of the land

And her hair, it hung over her shoulder

Tied up with a black velvet band.”