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LONG BLACK VEIL
(Danny Dill and Marijon Wilkin)
C
Ten years ago on a cold dark night
G7 F C
Someone was killed 'neath the town hall light
C
The people who saw they all agreed
G7 F C
That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me

F C F C
She walks these hills in a long black veil
F C F C
Visits my grave when the night winds wail
C
Nobody knows, nobody sees
F G7 C
Nobody knows but me
The judge said, "son, what is your alibi?
If you were somewhere's else, then you won't have to die"
I said not a word, though it meant my life
For I'd been in the arms of my best friend's wife

The scaffold is high and eternity near
She stands in the crowd and she sheds not a tear
But sometimes at night when the cold winds moan
In a long black veil she cries o'er my bones

Copyright Cedarwood Publishing Co., Inc.
@murder @love @ghost
recorded by Joan Baez on One day at a Time; also Lefty Frizzel
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