THE CHIEFTAINS, feat. MICK JAGGER : THE LONG BLACK VEIL [1995]

Κρατώντας επαφή με τον Jeff Beck, θυμόμαστε ξανά το αφιέρωμά μας στη μουσική για φαντάσματα. Ένα από αυτά είναι ο αφηγητής, σε πρώτο πρόσωπο, της παρακάτω ιστορίας.
Το
The Long Black Veil είναι μια κλασική κάντρι μπαλάντα, ταυτισμένη με την ερμηνεία του Johnny Cash. Εδώ την ακούμε απ΄τους Chieftains, με front man τον Mick Jagger. [Φωτό : MJ, Paddy Moloney]

Not losing touch with Jeff Beck, we’ re starting over with our tribute to
ghost related music. One of them ghosts is the first-person narrator of the following story.
The Long Black Veil is a classic country ballad, identified with Johnny Cash’s performance. We hear it here by the Chieftains, fronted by Mick Jagger. [Photo : MJ, Paddy Moloney]

Ten years ago on a cold dark night
Someone was killed ‘neath the town hall light
Just a few at the scene, and they all did agree
That the man who ran looked a lot like me
The judge said “Son, what’s your alibi?
If you were somewhere else, then you won’t have to die”
But I spoke not a word, tho’ it meant my life
For I’d been in the arms of my best friend’s wife
She walks these hills in a long black veil
Visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows, nobody sees
Nobody knows, but me
The scaffold is high, eternity near
She stands in the crowd, she sheds not a tear
But sometimes at night when the cold winds moan
In a long black veil, she cries o’er my bones
She walks these hills in a long black veil
Visits my grave when the night winds wail
Nobody knows, nobody sees
Nobody knows, but me

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7 Comments

  1. Timothy Price January 21, 2023 at 9:47 pm

    Interesting version. We saw The Chieftains in concert more than once when we lived in Spain.

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    1. Oannes January 21, 2023 at 9:57 pm

      I wish I’d seen them too. Big Paddy fan – not such a bad tin whistler myself!

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  2. Timothy Price January 21, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    Speaking of Mick Jaggar, Laurie came home from class the other night and wanted to listen to Sympathy for the Devil. I found the video in the club with John Lennon, The Who and other notables in the audience. The music and video brought the devil out in Spunk and he started attacking me biting me, thumping me with his back legs, and hissing at me between bites. A little later he made me cuddle him and hold him like a baby. He’s a psycho kitty.

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    1. Oannes January 21, 2023 at 11:27 pm

      I wouldn’t blame the cat, this thing is wicked.
      Animals are sensitive to music, dogs and cats anyway – speaking from personal experience.

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  3. Liz Gauffreau January 22, 2023 at 1:43 am

    I’m only familiar with The Band’s version of this song.

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    1. Oannes January 22, 2023 at 9:21 am

      I consider the Chieftains – Jagger version the best I’ve heard.

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      1. Liz Gauffreau January 22, 2023 at 2:05 pm

        I prefer The Band’s version.

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