Long Black Veil

by M.J.Wilkin and D.Dill
Additional lyrics © 2000 Earl Vickers

In the cold morning air of the very next day
By her husband’s side, she knelt down to pray
With her head bowed low and her face so pale
In a voice like the wind, the truth she did tell

Her husband replied, “Woman tell me why
You spoke not a word and let my best friend die”
“Oh my husband dear, I knew your heart would break
when the truth was told, your own life you would take”

(chorus)

On a cold dark night, without a soul to save
She wanders these hills and stands by my grave
She pulls back her black veil, her true love to see
and she kisses a man who looks a lot like me

(chorus)

 

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