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