Thursday, December 19, 2013

"Long Black Veil" Performed by Roseanne Cash & Levon Helm


Lefty Frizzell great song about cheating, one I have learned to play on my Yamaha Mini 6-String Nylon Guitalele.
    Ten years ago on a cool dark night
    There was someone killed 'neath the town hall light
    There were few at the scene and they all did agree
    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

    She walks these hills in a long black veil
    She visits my grave where the night winds wail
    Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees
    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

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