LONG BLACK VEIL by LEFTY FRIZZELL

submitted by MUSIIUM on 06/06/16 1

The Long Black Veil by Lefty Frizzell 1959 The Long Black Veil by Lefty Frizzell written by Wilkin/Dill Transcribed by Jason and Jennifer Hannan Capo 2 Intro: ÊD [D]Ten years ago on a cold dark night There was [A]someone killed ‘neath the [G]town hall [D]light There were few at the scene, but they all agreed That the [A]slayer who ran looked a [G]lot like [D]me The judge said son what is your alibi If you were [A]somewhere else then [G]you won’t have to [D]die I spoke not a word though it meant my life For I had [A]been in the arms of my [G]best friend’s [D]wife She [G]walks these [D]hills In a [G]long black [D]veil She [G]visits my [D]grave When the [G]night winds [D]wail Nobody knows, [G]nobody [D]sees, [G]nobody [A]knows but [D]me The [D]scaffold’s high and eternity near She [A]stood in the crowd and [G]shed not a [D]tear But [D]sometimes at night when the cold wind blows In a [A]long black veil she [G]cries o’er my [D]bones She [G]walks these [D]hills In a [G]long black [D]veil She [G]visits my [D]grave When the [G]night winds [D]wail Nobody knows, [G]nobody [D]sees, [G]nobody [A]knows but [D]me [G]Nobody [A]knows but [D]me [G]Nobody [A]knows but [D]me

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