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Johnny Cash - Long Black Veil (Tab)
Submitter: axehappy (136) on 2/2/02 8 comments
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Johnny Cash - Long Black Veil (with picking pattern)

By axehappy - axehappy at countrytabs.com


D     =   xx0232                      A     =   x02220

G     =   320003

***********************************************************************

D
Ten years ago on a cold dark night,
A                             G         D
Someone was killed 'neath the town hall lights.

There were few at the scene, but they all agreed,
         A                       G        D
That the slayer who ran looked a lot like me.


        G           D           G          D
Now she walks these hills, in a long black veil.
    G         D              G           D
She visits my grave when the night winds wail.
              G      D     G      A         D
Nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody knows but me.



The scaffold was high, eternity near,
A                          G          D            
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear.

But sometimes at night, when the cold wind moans,
     A                    G             D
In a long black veil, she cries o'er my bones.


        G           D           G          D
Now she walks these hills, in a long black veil.
    G         D              G           D
She visits my grave when the night winds wail.
              G      D     G      A         D
Nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody knows but me.



The judge said "Son, what is your alibi?
            A                   G                 D
If you were somewhere else then you won't have to die."

I spoke not a word, though it meant my life,
    A                      G             D
I'd been in the arms of my best friend's wife.


        G           D           G          D
Now she walks these hills, in a long black veil.
    G         D              G           D
She visits my grave when the night winds wail.
              G      D     G      A         D   
Nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody knows but me.
              G      D     G      A         D
Nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody knows but me.


***********************************************************************



EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF PICKING PATTERN USED:



E--------------------------------------------------------
B-------3--------3--------3--------------2----2--2----2--
G-----2---2----2---2----2---2----2------2----2--2----2---
D--0-4---4--0-4---4--0-4---4--0-4---------0h2-----0h2----
A------0--------0--------0--------4-2--0-------0---------
E--------------------------------------------------------


E---------------------2-----|
B----0----0------3----3-----|
G---0----0-----2---2--2-----|
D-----------0-4---4---0-----|
A-----0h2-------0-----------|
E--3------------------------|
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
youre a step high.

d = c
a = g
g = f


atleast thats how i've heard it.
-kentws6 | 7/8/2004
I like this version better i think its closer to the bands version. Cash did the song lower to suit his voice i think
-shelter | 8/6/2004
there's a guy named stoney larue, and he's a hard ass, he sings this song better than anyone ive ever heard sing it. check him out if you get a chance
-CrossCanadianTX | 8/22/2004
He does sing it in G.
There's 2 recordings that I have with him
singing it in G. One of them is a duet with
someone and there's an awesome guitar solo
in it.
-macg1 | 10/7/2004
Stoney definitely sings it the best of anybody I've ever heard. If you want to check out a live bootleg mp3 of it for free go to www.reddirtscene.com. It's bad ass, he sings the hell out of it, the guitar is pretty damn good too.
-tcf5566 | 12/10/2004
i seen jeff plankenhorn play it,sounds good-also bill monroe,lefty,hank not williams
-clu | 1/20/2005
yea I like stoney larues version of it ALOT
-bigdaddy04 | 8/2/2005
No one sings it better than Johhny Cash.
-FirebirdVII | 11/10/2005
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