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Long Black Veil
lyrics and chords

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Long Black Veil lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's a country classic recorded by Johnny Cash, Lefty Frizzell and others. It's easy to sing and play with simple chords.

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Long Black Veil
recorded by Johnny Cash
written by Marijohn Wilkin and Danny Dill

C
Ten years ago on a cold dark night
  G7                           F         C
Someone was killed beneath the town hall light
 
There were few at the scene but they all agreed
         G7                      F        C
That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me
 
    F           C
She walks these hills
     F          C
In a long black veil
    F         C
She visits my grave
         F           C
When the night winds wail
             F      C
Nobody knows nobody sees 
F      G7        C
Nobody knows but me  
 
 
The judge said son what is your alibi
       G7                       F                 C
If you were somewhere else then you won't have to die
 
I spoke not a word though it meant my life
          G7                     F             C
For I had been in the arms of my best friend's wife
 
 Repeat #2
                                       
The scaffold's high and eternity near
    G7                     F          C
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
                                                 
But sometimes at night when the cold wind blows
     G7                  F             C
In a long black veil she cries over my bones
 
repeat #2

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Classic Country Music Lyrics home | Johnny Cash lyrics

Johnny Cash had a knack for this type of ballad, the story warns of the consequences of fooling around when you're married. It's an easy song to do, all the chords are easy to make. Copy and paste Long Black Veil lyrics and chords, it's a good one to add to your personal song book.

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