The Long Black Veil Lyrics

Johnny Cash

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publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin
album: Track 2 in album Orange Blossom Special
release date: 1965
popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Country Rock/Folk Rock
length: 3:10
composer: Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill
lyricist: Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Orange Blossom Special cover art

Lyrics

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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

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

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
I'd been in the arms of my best friend's wife

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Track Listing

  • 1 Orange Blossom Special
  • 2 The Long Black Veil
  • 3 It Ain't Me Babe
  • 4 The Wall
  • 5 Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
  • 6 You Wild Colorado
  • 7 Mama, You've Been on My Mind
  • 8 When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)
  • 9 All of God's Children Ain't Free
  • 10 Danny Boy
  • 11 Wildwood Flower
  • 12 Amen