Long Black Veil

Love is in da blog

Happy February! I’m participating in Bee’s fun music challenge again and hope you’ll join in (you don’t have to play every day).

Today’s theme is a country song about love. Now, here’s a secret: I like country music! Yep. I grew up with it and I enjoy it. Not all of it of course, but in general. Here’s one of my favorite songs, a tragic love story, covered by Rosanne Cash.


Written for Love Is In Da Blog Day 9.

Image credit to Happy Color.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

13 responses to “Long Black Veil

  1. I know that Jonny Cash wrote Long Black Veil, but I first heard it by The Band. Great song Paula.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I didn’t grow up with country music but do enjoy it now and then. Thanks for sharing this lovely song πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ

    Liked by 1 person

  3. One of my favorite versions is by The Chieftains, with visiting artist Mick Jagger taking lead vocals.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. I just love Mick Jagger. I had never heard this. Thank you for posting it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I like country too Sadje. My exposure is limited, but I do like it.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Very good one, Paula! Hadn’t heard it in a long time. I like a lot of country music, too. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  7. “Long Black Veil” is a 1959 country ballad, written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin and originally recorded by Lefty Frizzell.β€” Wikipedia

    I remember the song because way back in the 80s while playing in a country band the lead guitar player used to sing it. But my memory is of the “very last time” he ever got to sing it. He had this rare aging disease (sorry I don’t recall the name) that made him appear like he was 70, when in reality he was only in his mid-thirty’s. Nevertheless he chose to live his short life with gusto and kindness and never a better man did I meet. We were friends.

    The disease finally caught up to him and he was hospitalized, dying young of old age. When I went to see him, as I neared his room, I could hear his hi sweet voice singing and his guitar playing. When I stepped into his room, he was sitting on his bed singing The Long Black Veil with a group of nurses and patients gathered around. He passed away days later.

    From then on, whenever I hear that song (as in your post today) I think of him. And am glad for the reminder.

    Liked by 1 person

Your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.