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Long Black Veil (Dill and Wilkin) tabs, video
#1635: YouTube video by raymondcrooke ©2011
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Ten years ago, on a cold dark night,
Someone was killed 'neath the town hall light;
There was 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.

Now, the scaffold is high, and eternity near,
She stood in the crowd and she shed not a tear;
But sometimes at night, when the cold wind moans,
In a long black veil, she cries over 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.

Now the judge he 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'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 goes pale;
Nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody knows but me.

Nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody knows but me.

####.... Horace Eldred (Danny) Dill [1924-2008] and Marijohn Wilkin [1920-2006] for Lefty Frizzell [1928-1975] (©1959 Cedarwood Publishing/BMI) ....####
This variant popularized by Johnny Cash.

The variant in the video above features a cover performance by Raymond Crooke of Melbourne, Australia.


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[C] Ten years ago, on a cold, dark night,
[G7] Someone was killed 'neath [F] the town [C] hall light;
[C] There was few at the scene, but they all agreed,
[G7] That the slayer who ran [F] looked a [C] lot like me.

[F] She walks [C] these hills [F] in a long [C] black veil,
[F] Visits [C] my grave when [F] the night [C] winds wail.
[C] Nobody knows, nobody sees, [F] nobody [G7] knows but [C] me.


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