Long Black Veil (Johnny Cash)

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Ten years ago on a cold dark night
Someone was killed beneath the town hall light
There were few at the scene but they all agreed
That the man 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, though it meant my life
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 where the night winds wail
Nobody knows, Lord, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me

The scaffold was high and eternity near
She stands in the crowd and sheds not a tear
But sometimes at night when the cool wind blows
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, Lord, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me

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from Covers, released December 13, 2016

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AE Bridger St. John'S, Newfoundland and Labrador

AE Bridger has made self-produced records both on his own and with a group. As a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Bridger's approach is nakedly intuitive, resulting in an individualistic sound that challenges genre and medium, drawing influence from film, visual art and the primitive aesthetics of 'outsider music.' ... more

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