Long Black Veil lyrics

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Ten years ago on a cool dark night
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There was someone killed 'neath the town hall light
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There were few at the scene and they all did agree
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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

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