Rosanne Cash
Jeff Tweedy Long Black Veil cover

Long Black Veil
by (Feat. )
Lyrics and Meaning

Oct 5, 2009

Long Black Veil Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Ten years ago on a cold dark night,
Someone was killed 'neath the town hall lights.
There were few at the scene, but they all did agreed,
That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me.
Verse 2
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 friends wife.
Verse 0
Nobody knows, nobody sees,
Nobody knows, but me
Verse 3
The scaffold is high, and eternity near.
She stood in the crowd, and shed not a tear.
But some times at night, when the cold wind moans
In a long black veil, she cries over my bones
Verse 4

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