Long Black Veil

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Johnny Cash

John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned many other … more »

Ten years ago, on a cold dark night  Someone was killed, 'neath the town hall light  There were few at the scene, but they all agreed 
That the slayer 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, thou 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, nobody sees
 Nobody knows but me

Oh, the scaffold is high and eternity's near
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
But late at night, when the north wind blows 
In a long black veil, she cries ov're my bones 



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Long Black Veil