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 did agree
That the man who ran looked a lot like me.

[Chorus]
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 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,
I had been in the arms of my best friend's wife.

[Chorus]

The scaffold is high and eternity nears
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear.
But sometimes at night where the cold winds moan
In a long black veil she cries all o'er my bones.

[Chorus]

Nobody knows but me.
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Long Black Veil Lyrics

Marianne Faithfull – Long Black Veil Lyrics

Songwriters: DILL, DANNY / WILKIN, MARIJOHN
Long Black Veil lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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