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LONG BLACK VEIL (Danny Dill / Marijohn Wilkin) Recorded by: Eddie Adcock; John Anderson; Joan Baez; The Band; Bobby Bare; Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash; Big Smith; Buzzards; Chris Cairns; Johnny Cash; Tommy Cash; Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds; The Chieftains; David Allan Coe; The Corn Sisters; Country Cattin'; The Country Gentlemen; Rick Danko; Hazel Dickens; Roy Drusky; John Duffey; Marianne Faithfull; David Frizzell; Lefty Frizzell; Jerry Garcia; ..... and others. Ten years ago on a cool dark night There was someone killed 'neath the town hall light There were few at the scene and they all did agree That the man 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'' I spoke not a word although it meant my life 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 where the night winds wail Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees Nobody knows but me The sky froze high and eternity neared She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear But sometimes at night when the cold wind moans In a long black veil she cries over my bones


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