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Long Black Veil

Song Category: Cover Songs
Times Fully Played: 111
Live Releases: 5
Broadcasts: 3
Date Last Played: 9.3.23 (295 days ago)
Shortest Version: 3:26 (04.06.99)
Longest Version: 12:52 (07.25.00)

Tease Count : 1

Opener Count : 1
Closer Count : 1
Encore Count : 35
2nd Encore Count : 1

Liberated 2 times:
8.1.036.6.08 (after 1771 days)
7.8.159.3.23 (after 2979 days)
Composer
Dill / Wilkin
Song History
This song has been performed by many artists over the years, perhaps most popularly by Johnny Cash. Dave first covered it at a 1999 tribute to Cash and has said that he thinks of it as a Johnny Cash song, though it was neither written nor originally performed by Cash but rather by Lefty Frizzell in 1959.

Along with Eh Hee, The Maker, Gravedigger, So Damn Lucky, and Stay or Leave, this is one of just six songs that have been played by DMB, Dave & Tim, Dave & Friends, and Dave solo.

As a minor side note, Johnny Cash's versions of the song are all listed as "The Long Black Veil"; however, the song was originally titled without the definite article the, so our listing reflects that original title. The "main lyrics" for this song are from Cash's 1965 recording on the Orange Blossom Special album.

This song is featured in our "Song" list series as "The Long Black Veil", published on 9/7/2023 after its second liberation.
Lyrics:
Color Legend
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
4.6
5.2
5.4
5.5
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.11
5.12
5.13
5.15
5.16
5.20
5.21
5.22
5.25
5.29
5.30
6.3
6.8
6.11
6.12
6.14
6.19
6.20
6.23
6.26
6.28
7.6
7.9
7.13
7.16
7.20
7.25
7.28
8.7
8.8
9.11
2000
2.20
6.27
6.30
7.3
7.8
7.9
7.12
7.15
7.19
7.21
7.25
9.4
2001
2.26
5.5
5.14
5.18
5.27
6.4
6.6
6.12
6.17
6.22
7.21
7.27
7.30
8.4
8.8
8.26
10.20
11.12
2002
4.29
5.2
5.5
5.9
5.10
5.15
5.24
7.11
7.17
9.8
2003
3.23
3.28
tease
3.29
4.3
5.5
7.24
7.29
8.1
11.7
2004
2005
2006
12.16
2007
2008
6.6
2009
5.21
2010
11.20
2011
2012
2013
6.15
7.19
7.24
7.27
2014
6.7
6.11
7.4
7.12
7.18
8.22
8.30
9.5
2015
5.20
5.23
6.2
6.3
7.8
8.1
2016
2017
6.17
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
9.3
2024
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