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Subject: b/band/long_black_veil.crd
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 14:30:29 -0400
From: Lee J Campbell 

Title: "Long Black Veil"
Artist: the Band
Album: Music from Big Pink

I'm pretty sure that this isn't in the same key as the one on the record, but it's easier for me to sing 
with this key for some reason. I think this is a folk song; it was written by Marijohn Wilkin and Danny 
An Irish band called the Cheftains do a really great version of this same song with Mick Jagger doing the lead vocals.

"Long Black Veil" by the Band

Ten years ago on a cold dark night

          B                         Am        E
There was someone killed 'neath the town hall light

There were few at the scene and they all did agree

	 B                    Am       E
That the man who ran looked a lot like me.

The judge said, "Son, what is your alibi?

	    B                   Am                E
If you were somewhere else then you won't have to die."

I said not a word though it meant my life,

      B                      Am            E
I had been in the arms of my best friend's wife.

Am              E     Am              E
She walks these hills in a long black veil.

Am              E   Am                   E
She visits my grave when the night winds wail.

E                     Am     E     E      B         Am
Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees; nobody knows but me.

The scaffold was high and eternity near

    B 			   Am	      E
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear

But sometimes at night when the cold wind moans

     B                   Am            E
In a long black veil she cries over my bones.

She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave where the night winds wail.

Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees; nobody knows but me.

submitted by Kyle Still
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gideonw 10 wrote on December 30 2005, 09:16 am

this tab is right if you replace the e's with G's, the Am's with C's (not C minor), and the B's with D's.

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candycanechild 10 wrote on August 5 2007, 08:15 pm

so its totally wrong haha

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Taranis1964 10 wrote on October 30 2009, 05:54 pm

He admits at the top that it's not the the same key as the record, he's transposed to suit his vocal range.

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