long black veil Hank Williams
[D]Ten years ago on a cold dark night,
[A]Someone was killed 'neath the[G] town hall [D]light,
[D]There were few at the scene,but they all agree
That the [A]slayer who ran looked a [G]lot like [D]me.
[D]The judge said son what is your alibi,
If you were some [A]where else [G]then you,
won't have to [D]die.
I spoke not a word although it meant my life,
[A]For I had been in the arms of my [G]best friend's,
[D]She walks these hills,
In a [G]long black [D]veil,
She [A]visits my grave,
when the [G]night winds [D]wails,
Nobody knows [G]nobody [D]sees,
[G]Noboody [A]knows but [D]me.
[D]The scaffold was high and eternity near,
She [A]stood in the crowd and [G]shed not a [D]tear,
But sometimes at night when the cold wind moans,
[A]In a long black veil she [G]cries o'er my,