The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22674   Message #247132
Posted By: Vixen
26-Jun-00 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Long Black Veil
Subject: Info Please: Long Black Veil
D'Cats, o experts on all folk-musical:

Is "Long Black Veil" a traditional song?

The DT says it was written by Danny Dill and Marijon Wilkin. However, two times in the last two weeks I have heard from two different sources that it was written by....Johnny Cash!??! I have always thought it was an old song (read "author unknown") made popular during the 60s folk revival by Joan Baez and PPM.

Will someone enlighten me with the truth please?