The Long Black Vail

Intro:
|     F      |     C     |     F     |     C     |
|     C     |     C     |     C     |     C     |


.       C
Ten years ago on a cold, dark night,
G                                                F             C
.    Someone was killed ‘neath the town hall lights.

There were few at the scene but they all agreed
.              G                                  F         C
That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me.


.       F                C          F              C
She walks these hills in a long black veil.
.       F            C                    F                 C
She visits my grave when the night winds wail.
.                        F               C
Nobody knows,     nobody sees.
F                G             C
.     Nobody knows but me.


Interlude:
|     F      |     C     |     F     |     C     |
|     C     |     C     |     C     |     C     |


.       C
The judge said, “Son, what is your alibi?
.                    G                             F                         C
If you were somewhere else, then you won’t have to die.”

I spoke not a word, though it meant my life,
.           G                                F                 C
For I’d been in the arms of my best friend’s wife.


.               C
Now the scaffold is high, and eternity’s near.
G                                         F              C
.     She stood in a crowd and shed not a tear.

But sometimes at night, when the cold wind moans,
.       G                          F                 C
In a long black veil she cries o’er my bones.


.       F                C           F               C
She walks these hills in a long black veil.
.       F             C                    F                 C
She visits my grave when the night winds wail.
.                        F               C
Nobody knows,     nobody sees.
F                G             C
.     Nobody knows but me.
C                          F               C
.     Nobody knows,     nobody sees.
F                G             C
.     Nobody knows but me.

 

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