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Thread #22674   Message #845141
Posted By: Joe Offer
11-Dec-02 - 02:23 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Long Black Veil
Subject: Chords Add: LONG BLACK VEIL (Wilkin/Dill)
I found this version of the chords here (click)
-Joe Offer-

Long Black Veil
by M.J.Wilkin and D.Dill. Album: Music from Big Pink

Ten years ago on a cool dark night
          D                         C         G
There was someone killed 'neath the town hall light
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