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The Long Black Veil

This song is by The Chieftains, features Mick Jagger and appears on the album The Long Black Veil (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
Someone was killed 'neath the town hall light
Just a few at the scene and they all did agree
That the man who ran looked a lot like me

Well the judge said, "Son, what's your alibi?
If you were somewhere else, then you won't have to die"
But I spoke not a word, though 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, Lord, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me

Well, the scaffold is high and eternity near
She stands in the crowd and sheds not a tear
But sometimes at night when the cold winds moans
In a long black veil, she cries all over my bones

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

Nobody knows but me, yeah

Written by:

Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin

Song InfoEdit

The lead vocals are by Mick Jagger. Originally they were performed by Bono, but were not used. These had been recorded at Windmill Lane. Although Bono's vocals were not used, the instrumentals from that session were supposedly used, meaning it may be possible to hear Bono way back in the mix somewhere. [1]

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