Lyrics

Ten years ago, on a cold, cold night
A man was killed, 'neath the town hall light
There were few at the scene, but they all agreed
The slayer who ran, looked a lot like me

She walks the night in a long black veil
She visits a grave when the night winds wail

The judge said son, what is your alibi?
If you were somewhere else, you won't have to die
I said not a word, thou it meant my life
For I was in the arms of another man's wife

She walks the night in a long black veil
She visits a grave when the night winds wail

The scaffold was tall and eternity near
She stood in the crowd, she shed not a tear
Sometimes at night, when the cold wind blows
She visits my grave, she cries soft and low

She walks the night in a long black veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail

Nobody knows, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me

Written by: Danny Dill & Marijohn Wilkin
The Long Black Veil lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group