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The Long Black Veil

This song is by Don Williams and appears on the album Borrowed Tales (1995).

This song is a cover of "The Long Black Veil" by Lefty Frizzell.
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Long Black Veil
Ten years ago, on a cold dark night
A man 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
Well, I spoke not a word, though it meant my life
For I had 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

The scaffold is high, an eternity nears
She stood in the crowd, shed not a tear
But sometimes at night, when the cold winds moan
She comes to my grave, and she cries on my bones

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

Written by:

Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin

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