Marty Stuart performs “The Long Black Veil” On Grand Ole Opry 1992.

Marty Stuart ,is known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. In this occasion he makes the version of Leffty Frizzell “The Long Black Veil” in an appearance in the Grand Ole Opry in 1992.

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The Long Black Veil:

Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart

 

Marty Stuart ,is known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. In this occasion he makes the version of Leffty Frizzell “The Long Black Veil” in an appearance in the Grand Ole Opry in 1992.

Story Of The Song

Lefty Frizzell performs “The Long Black Veil” Original Single 1959.

Single cover Bobby Bare ( RCA 1966 )
Single cover Bobby Bare ( RCA 1966 )

Some versions:
Danny Hill 1960 (MGM)
The Country Gentlemen 1960 (Folkways)
Burl Ives 1961 (Decca)
Roy Drusky 1964 (Mercury)
Faron Young 1964 (Mercury)
Bobby Bare 1966 ( RCA )
Johnny Cash 1968 (Columbia)
Ronnie Hawkins 1968 (Yorkville)
Del Reeves 1973 (Unaited Artist Records)
Sammi Smith 1974 (Mega)

And many more…..

Lefty Frizzell -The Long Black Veil Lyrics

Ten years ago, on a cold, dark night
There was someone 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, though 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
Nobody knows, nobody sees
Nobody knows but me

The scaffold was high and eternity nears
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 over my bones

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
Nobody knows but me
Nobody knows but me

Single Lefty Frizzell ( Columbia 1959 )
Single Lefty Frizzell ( Columbia 1959 )

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