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Long Black Veil Chords

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This version is transcribed in Two-Different Keys so the performer can
choose (almost on the fly) which version works better for their voice.
This also allows the performer to change keys in the middle of the song
if they so desire. Some of the lyrics are different than normal because
I used to play this version with a traditional Irish Band (BarleyJuice).
Questions/Comments . . . ianvomsaal@hotmail.com
Transcribed by: Ian C.T. vom Saal
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Long Black Veil 

[Intro][C][G][F][C]    {Alt Intro}(G)(D)(C)(G)

 C(G)
Ten years ago, on a cold dark night,
          G(D)                      F(C)      C(G)
there was someone killed 'neath the town hall light.
 C(G)
There were few at the scene, but they all agreed
        G(D)                F(C)      C(G)
that the man who ran looked a lot like me.
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[CHORUS]
   F(C)         C(G)       F(C)       C(G)
She walks these hills in a long black veil.
    F(C)      C(G)            F(C)       C(G)
She visits my grave while the night wind wails.
C(G)          F(C)   C(G)  F(C)   G(D)     C(G)
Nobody knows, Nobody sees, Nobody knows but me.
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    C(G)
The judge said "Son, what is your alibi?
        G(D)                         F(C)         C(G)
If you were somewhere else, then you won't have to die."
 C(G)
Well, I said not a word, though it meant my life
       G(D)                    F(C)         C(G)
For I'd been in the arms of my best friends wife.
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[CHORUS]
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   C(G)
The scaffold was high, and eternity neared
    G(D)                   F(C)       C(G)
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear.
   C(G)
But sometimes at night, when the cold wind blows
     G(D)                      F(C)     C(G)
In a long black veil, she cries over my bones.
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[CHORUS]2x
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C(G)          F(C)   C(G)  F(C)   G(D)     C(G)
Nobody knows, Nobody sees, Nobody knows but me.
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Transcribed by: Ian C.T. vom Saal
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AllisonsGuitar wrote on March 16 2011, 05:59 pm

I love this traditional version. I love the option of two different keys. Best transcription. 5-Stars.

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schoonerpixie wrote on June 23 2014, 03:02 pm

Right on the money!! Love this song!

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