Long Black Veil

Wilkins and Dill

[C]Ten years ago on a cold dark night

some[G]one was killed‘ neath the [F]town hall [C]light

[C]There were few at the scene but they all agreed

that the [G]slayer who ran, looked an [F]awful lot like [C]me


[C]The judge said son what is your alibi

If you were [G]somewhere else then [F]you won’t have to [C]die.

[C]I spoke not a word, though it meant my life

‘For I’d [G]been in the arms of my [F]best friends [C]wife



She [F]walks the [C]hills in a [F]long black [C]veil

she [F]visits my [C]grave when the [F]night winds [C]wa[C]ils

[C]nobody knows, [F]nobody [C]sees [F]nobody [G]knows but [C]meeeee.




[C]The scaffold was high and eternity near

she [G]stood in the crowd and [F]shed not a [C]tear

[C]But sometimes at night when the cold wind moans

in a [G]long black veil, she [F]cries over my [C]bones.

She [F]walks these [C]hills In a [F]long black [C]veil

She [F]visits my [C]grave When the [F]night winds [C]wa[C]ils

[C]Nobody knows, [F]nobody sees [F]Nobody [G]knows but [C]me