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Long Black Veil

It was ten years ago, on a cold dark night
There was someone killed neath the town hall light
Just a few at the scene but they all agreed
That then man who ran looked a lot like me
Well the jusdge said, "Son, what's your alibi?
If you're somewhere else then you don't have to die"
I spoke not a word though it meant my life
For I'd been in the arms of my best friend's wife

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

Well the scaffold is high, an eternity nears
She stands in the crowd and sheds not a tear
But sometimes at night when the cold winds moan
In a long black veil she cries all over my bones

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