Long Black Veil Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin
release date:
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genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Blues/Country Rock


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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


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