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 piono, and has become a standard recorded by artists and bands like Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Band, Joan Baez and Mick Jagger.
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ten years ago on a cold dark night
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someone was killed neath the town all alight
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there were few at the scene but they all agreeded
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that the sleigher who ran looked a lot like me

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