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Lefty Frizzell performs "The Long Black Veil'

Lefty Frizzell performs "The Long Black Veil'

"Long Black Veil" is a 1959 country ballad, written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin and originally recorded by Lefty Frizzell.

It is told from the point of view of an executed man falsely accused of murder. He refuses to provide an alibi, since on the night of the murder he was having an affair with his best friend's wife, and would rather die and take their secret to his grave than admit the truth. The chorus describes the woman's mourning visits to his grave site, wearing a long black veil and enduring a wailing wind.

Lefty Frizzell The Long Black Lyrics 

 

Ten years ago, on a cold, dark night

There was someone 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 had 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

 

The scaffold was high and eternity nears

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

 

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

Nobody knows but me

Nobody knows but me


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