Long Black Veil

Ten years ago, on a cold dark night
Someone was killed, 'neath the town hall light
There were few at the scene, but they all agreed
That the slayer 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, thou it meant my life
For I'd been in the arms of my best friend's wife

She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me

Oh, the scaffold is high and eternity's near
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
But late at night, when the north wind blows
In a long black veil, she cries ov're my bones


Live history

"Long Black Veil" has been performed live a total of 10 times.
First known performance:
2006-04-26, Asbury Park, NJ
Seeger Sessions Tour
Last known performance:
2006-10-10, Rome, Italy
Seeger Sessions Tour

Release history

Total releases: 0
This song has not been released.