Long Black Veil

Band

 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

I learned it in G, so the chords would run G....D....C [NOT a Cm, straight C chord)...G

Turns out like this:

Long Black Veil
Band
G
Ten years ago on a cold dark night

D C G
There was someone killed 'neath the town hall light

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

D C G
That the man who ran looked a lot like me.

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

D C G
If you were somewhere else then you won't have to die."

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

D C G
I had been in the arms of my best friend's wife.

C G C G
She walks these hills in a long black veil.

C G C G
She visits my grave when the night winds wail.

G C G C G D C G
Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees; nobody knows but me.

HOPE THAT HELPS -- SIMPLER IS BETTER

Corrected by sbecker466. View original
Am B E
variations - click chord images
Transpose chords:
Tuning:
Cool service:
View: Size:
A  A  A
Rating:
Layout:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
Accuracy:
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
click stars to rate
Chordie recommends:
Learn to play this song & others via video guitar lessons at JamPlay.com
Songbook:
Login to add this song to your songbook
Support the artist
Preview/buy this song
MSN Music
Why this non-profit ad?

 
login to add comments/video/corrections