The Long Black Veil
by Johnny Cash
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Ten years ago on a cold dark night, someone was killed in the town of lights.
Few were at the scene, but they all agreed that the slayer who ran looked a
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lot like me. She walks these hills in a long black veil. She visits my grave
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when the night winds wail. Nobody knows, nobody sees. Nobody knows but me.
The judge said son what is your alibi, if you were somewhere else, then you dont 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. Now the scaffold is high and eternity's near, she stood in the
crowd and shed not a tear. Sometimes at night when the cold wind blows, in a long
black 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.