long black veil lyrics – hank williams jr.

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 the slayer who ran looked a lot like me
the judge said son what is your alibi
if you were somewhere else maybe you won’t have to die
i spoke not a word although it meant my life
for i had 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
n*body knows n*body sees n*body 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 o’er my bones
she walks these hills…
long black veil

/ hank williams jr lyrics