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long black veil   Johnny Cash






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The Long Black Veil (3:05)
 Written by: M.Wilkin and D.Dill
 Recorded: December 17, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee
 Source: The Essential Johnny Cash Vol. 2
 Key: C
 
 F-C-F-C
 
 (C) Ten years ago on a cold dark night
 (G) Someone was killed 'neath the town (F) hall lights (C)
 (C) There were few at the scene but they all agreed
 (C) That the (G) slayer who ran looked a lot (F) like me (C)
 
 She (F) walks these hills (C) in a (F) long black veil (C)
 She (F) visits my grave (C) when the (F) night winds wail (C)
 Nobody knows (F) nobody sees (C)
 (F) Nobody (G) knows but me (C)
 
 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
 
 Now the scaffold is high and eternity's near
 She stood in a crowd and shed not a tear
 But sometimes at night when the cold wind moans
 In a long black veil she cries o're 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
 
 Nobody knows nobody sees
 Nobody knows but me
  


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