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

She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail
And nobody knows
And nobody sees
And nobody knows but me

The judge said son, what is your alibi
If you were somewhere else, well then you won't have to die
And I spoke not a word though it meant my life
For I'd been in the arms of my best friends wife

She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows
And nobody sees
And nobody knows but me

The scaffold was high and eternity near
She moved through the crowd and she shed not a tear
Sometimes at night when the cold winds moan
She visits my grave and she cries o'er 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


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