The Long Black Veil - chords, tab and comments

This 1959 murder ballad written by Danny Dill and Maryjohn Wilkin was first recorded by Lefty Frizzell with Wilkin playing piano, and has become a standard recorded by artists and bands like Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Band, Joan Baez and even the Cieftains featuring Mick Jagger. Frizzell's original recording, produced by Don Law, has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
G                   Em
ten years ago on a cold dark night
Am           D7               C         G
someone was killed neath the town hall light
G                                    Em
there were few at the scene but they all agreeded
           Am        D7           C        G
that the slayer who ran looked a lot like me

G        C           G          C          G
now she walks these hills in a long black veil
G    C          G             C          G
she visits my grave when the night wind wail
G       G7     C       E7
nobody knows  nobody sees
A7       D7       G
nobody knows but me
G major
G seventh
C major
D seventh
E minor
E seventh
A minor
A seventh
Danny Dill
Maryjohn Wilkin