Scotties Toy Box

April 12, 2019

Johnny Cash – The long black veil

Filed under: Music and Videos, Song, Songs and Music — Scottie @ 17:26

I grew up as a kid forced to listen to a lot of Johnny Cash and old, really old, country music.  Yes today I am depressed.   Still the music is in my mind.  Hugs

 

“The Long Black Veil”
(originally by Lefty Frizzell)

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, though 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 over my bones

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

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