This time the Folk Song Of The Week is Long Back Veil. Grab your banjo and frail along!
It’s a great song and I love to play it!
Long Black Veil
[G]Ten years ago on a cold dark night
there was [D7]someone killed ‘neath the [C]town hall [G]light
There were few at the scene but they all agreed
that the [D7]man who ran, looked a [C]lot like [G]me
The judge said son what is your alibi
if you were somewhere else than 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 friends wife
She [C]walks the [G]hills in a [C]long black [G]veil
she [C]visits my [G]grave when the [C]night winds [G]wail
nobody knows, [C]nobody [G]sees
[C]nobody [D7]knows but [G]me.
The scaffold was high and eternity near
she stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
But sometimes at night when the cold wind moans
In a long black veil, she cries o’er my bones