Long Black Veil
by M.J.Wilkin and D.Dill. Album: Music from Big Pink
For more about this song, see Peter Viney's article.
G Ten years ago on a cool dark night D C G There was someone killed 'neath the town hall light G There were few at the scene and they all did agree D C G 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 C G C G She walks these hills in a long black veil C G C G She visits my grave where the night winds wail G C G Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees C G D C Nobody knows but me The scaffold was 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