Long Black Veil
Written by
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

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1.

G / / / |G / / Ten years a-go, on a cold dark night, / |D / / / |C / |G / / / There was some-body killed, 'neath the town hall light, |G / / / |/ / / The peo-ple that saw - they all - a-greed, / |D / / / |C / |G / / / That the slay- er who ran, looked a lot - like me.

2.

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, though it meant my life, I had been in the arms of my best friend's wife.

chorus:

|C / G / |C / |G / / / She walks these hills - in a long black veil, |C / / / |C / / / | She visits - my grave - when the night - winds wail, G / / |/ / / / | - No-body knows - - no-body sees, C / / / |G / / / | - No-body knows - but me.

3.

The scaffold was high and eternity near, She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear, But sometimes at night, when the cold wind blows, In a long black veil, she cries o'er my bones.

chorus:

coda:

C / D / |G No-body knows - but me.


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