Long Black Veil

Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin

 Ten years ago, on a cold dark night 
Someone was killed, ‘neath the town hall light 
There were few at the scene, but they all agreed 
That the slayer who ran, looked a lot like me 

The judge said son, what is your alibi 
If you were somewhere else, then you won’t have to die 
I spoke not a word, though it meant my life 
For I’d been in the arms of my best friend’s wife 

She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me 

The scaffold is high and eternity’s near 
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear 
But sometimes at night, when the cold wind moans 
In a long black veil, she cries o’er my bones 

She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me 

 

Posted in 2017 Spring, cfa.

2 Comments

    • If I remember, Lefty Frizzell does in in E, so capo II or change the chords to E, A and B7. If memory serves, Johnny Cash does it in Bb which would be best done either Capo I with A, D, and E or Capo III with G, C and D. I like doing it in D with drop D tuning

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