Long Black Veil Lyrics

Johnny Cash

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin
album: Track 7 in album San Quentin to Folsom: The Classic Tracks
release date: 1995
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Blues/Country Rock
length: 2:48
composer: Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill
lyricist: Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill

Cover Art

Johnny Cash San Quentin to Folsom: The Classic Tracks cover art
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Ten years ago, on a cold dark night
Someone was killed, 'neath the town hall light
There were few at the scene, but they all agreed
That the slayer who ran, looked a lot like 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, thou it meant my life
For I'd been in the arms of my best friend's wife

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

Oh, the scaffold is high and eternity's near
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
But late at night, when the north wind blows
In a long black veil, she cries ov're my bones


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Ring of Fire
  • 2 Big River
  • 3 A Boy Named Sue
  • 4 The City of New Orleans
  • 5 Rock Island Line
  • 6 Highwayman
  • 7 Long Black Veil
  • 8 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 9 I Got Stripes
  • 10 I Still Miss Someone
  • 11 Sixteen Tons
  • 12 Get Rhythm
  • 13 Jackson
  • 14 If I Were a Carpenter
  • 15 Orange Blossom Special
  • 16 Sunday Morning Coming Down
  • 17 Why Me
  • 18 Casey Jone
  • 19 Peace in the Valley
  • 20 I Walk the Line