LONG BLACK VEIL
written by M. Wilkin and D. Dill


INTRO: A G D


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Ten years ago, on a cold dark night
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There was someone killed 'neath the town hall light
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Few there at the scene, but they all agreed
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That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me

The judge said son, what is your alibi?
If you were somewhere else, you won't have to die
I spoke not a word, though it meant my life
I had been in the arms of my best friend's wife

CHORUS:
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She walks these hills in a long black veil
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Visits my grave when the night winds wail
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Nobody knows, nobody sees
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Nobody knows but me

The gallows were close and eternity near
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
Sometimes at night, when the cold winds blow
In a long black veil, she cries o'er my bones

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Nobody knows but me