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    The Proclaimers / Lyrics

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    "Long Black Veil [*]" Lyrics

    The Proclaimers

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    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, then you won't have to die
    I spoke not a word, thou 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

    Oh, the scaffold is high and eternity's near
    She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
    But late at night, when the north wind blows
    In a long black veil, she cries ov're my bones

    This song was submitted on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Danny Dill, Marijohn Wilkin.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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