Long Black Veil


Ten years ago on a cold dark night

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Someone was killed beneath the town hall light


There were few at the scene but they all agreed

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That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me

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She walks these hills

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In a long black veil

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She visits my grave

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When the night winds wail

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Nobody knows nobody sees

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Nobody knows but 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 had been in the arms of my best friend’s wife

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The scaffold’s high and eternity near

She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear

But sometimes at night when the cold wind blows

In a long black veil she cries over my bones