Long Black Veil

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 E
 Ten years ago on a cold dark night

 BAmE
There was someone killed 'neath the town hall light

 E
 There were few at the scene and they all did agree

 BAmE
That the man who ran looked a lot like me.

 E
 The judge said, "Son, what is your alibi?

 BAmE
If you were somewhere else then you won't have to die."

 E
 I said not a word though it meant my life,

 BAmE
I had been in the arms of my best friend's wife.

 AmEAmE
 She walks these hills in a long black veil.

 AmEAmE
 She visits my grave when the night winds wail.

 EAmEEBAm
 Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees; nobody knows but me.

 E
 The scaffold was high and eternity near

 BAmE
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear

 E
 But sometimes at night when the cold wind moans

 BAmE
In a long black veil she cries over my bones.

She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave where the night winds wail.

Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees; nobody knows but me.

submitted by Kyle Still


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