The Long Black Veil

 

written by Marijohn Wilkin and Danny Dill

 

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Now it was ten years ago on a cold dark night
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There was somebody killed 'neath the town hall light
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The people around,  they all did agree
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That the stranger who fled looked a lot like me

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Now the judge said "son,  what is your alibi?
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If you were somewhere else then you won't have to die"
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She spoke not a word though it meant my life
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For I'd been in the arms of my best friend's wife
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She walks these hills in a long black veil
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Visits my grave where the night winds wail
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Nobody knows, nobody sees
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Nobody knows but me

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Now the scaffold on high and eternity near
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She stood in the crowd and she shed not a tear
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But sometimes at night when the cold wind blows
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She visits my grave and she cries over my bones
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She walks these hills in a long black veil
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Visits my grave where the night winds wail
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Nobody knows, nobody sees
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Nobody knows but me
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Nobody knows, nobody sees
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Nobody knows but me