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Artist/Band: Bill Monroe
Lyrics for Song: The Long Black Veil
Lyrics for Album: Anthology [2003]



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 this lad 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, although 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



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 over my bones



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


Album Lyrics: Anthology [2003]


Bill Monroe
"Anthology [2003]"


2. Columbus Stockade Blues
4. Highway Of Sorrow
5. I Haven't Seen Mary In Years
6. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
7. I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World
8. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
9. Jimmy Brown The Newsboy
10. Linda Lou
11. Live And Let Live
12. Midnight On The Stormy Deep
13. My Last Days On Earth
14. Old Joe Clark
15. Raw Hide
18. The Long Black Veil
19. Time Changes Everything
20. Walls Of Time
21. When The Cactus Is In Bloom
22. Dusty Miller
23. Get Down On Your Knees And Pray
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