Long Black Veil

Long Black Veil.

A sad country song. All the better. I heard it first from a Johnny Cash record. The Band did it on their first album in 1969, the Big Pink album. It’s a gem of a song. It was written in 1959 by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin and recorded by Lefty Frizell, who had a big hit with it. Maybank and I never seem to tire of playing it. So, if you’re not either, then click and sing along. We played it in D.

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7 thoughts on “Long Black Veil

  1. Thanks, after listening to your version I had to play Lefty Frizzell… when I was first introduced to country music Frizzell was one of the greats… then he passed away a year or two later… too bad he got lost in the bottle.

  2. this song is new for me, Stephen, thank you for your hint, I’ll try to play it on my Dobro; I’ve found now some YouTube versions for example:

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