The Horror Honeys: Supernatural Sunday Jam ~ "Long Black Veil"

Supernatural Sunday Jam ~ "Long Black Veil"



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


"Long Black Veil" is one of those songs that is perfect, no matter who may be performing it. EmmyLou Harris does a lovely version, but I've always been partial to Johnny Cash's cover. "Long Black Veil" is a classic murder ballad, telling the story of a man who is executed for a murder he didn't commit, all to protect the secret that he's having an affair with his best friend's wife. The song is beautiful and devastating: an enduring standard for so many reasons. You can feel the pain and sadness in every verse, which is what makes it a perfect supernatural love song. It will always be a favorite!