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Long Black Veil
Composer: Danny Dill / Marijohn Wilkin

Long Black Veil was performed by Jerry Garcia with David Grisman, by Phil Lesh & Friends and by the New Riders Of The Purple Sage. The song is included in the Jerry Garcia Songbook.

The original Lefty Frizzell single reached #6 in the Billboard Country & Western charts in 1959.

Marijohn Wilkin recorded a reworked version of the song as My Long Black Veil in 1961. The lyrics of this version are changed slightly as the singer narrating the story is the woman with the long black veil. Otherwise the songs are identical.



Jerry Garcia

info The Pizza Tapes, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Tony Rice, 2000
info The Pizza Tapes: Extra Large Edition, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Tony Rice, 2010

Furthur

info April 19, 2013, Port Chester, NY

New Riders Of The Purple Sage

info Gypsy Cowboy, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 1972
info Gypsy Cowboy/Panama Red, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2000
info Ridin' with Panama Red, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2000
info Worcester, MA, 4/4/1973, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2003
info Boston Music Hall, 12/5/1972, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2003
info Live New Year's Eve 2006, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2007
info Stonybrook, NY 03/17/1973, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2007
info Instant Armadillo Blues: Best of 1971-1975, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 2011

Other recordings

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

no info Single (The Long Black Veil / Knock Again, True Love), Lefty Frizzell, 1959
no info The Big Hits!, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 1959
info Folk Songs of the Wild West, Danny Dill, 1960
info Country Songs Old & New, The Country Gentlemen, 1960
no info Great Western Hits, No. 2, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 1960
no info The Versatile, Burl Ives, 1961
no info Single (The Long Black Veil / Forty Hour Week), Burl Ives, 1961
no info Single (I'm Just A Country Boy / Long Black Veil), The Court Jesters, 1961
info Bluegrass Gentlemen, Bluegrass Gentlemen, 1962
no info Single (Long Black Veil / This Could Be The One), Johnny Rivers, 1962
no info New Frontier, The Kingston Trio, 1963
no info Single (Long Black Veil / Bottom Of The Glass), The Nashville Street Singers, 1963
no info Behind These Walls, Hank Ferguson, 1963
info On The Road, The Country Gentlemen, 1963
info Joan Baez in Concert, Pt. 2, Joan Baez, 1963
no info Undertaking Bluegrass, Upper Hamilton Gravediggers, 1964
info 12 String Dobro, Tut Taylor And The Folkswingers, 1964
info The Country Songs Of, The Lilly Brothers, 1964
no info The Travelin' Bare, Bobby Bare, 1964
no info All Time Country Hits, Roy Drusky, 1964
no info The Sensational, Johnny Rivers, 1964
no info Story Songs of Mountains and Valleys, Faron Young, 1964
no info Single (Long Black Veil / Gonna Hang John Sutton), Rusty Adams, 1964
no info Single (Long Black Veil / Don't Look Now), Johnny Rivers, 1964
no info Orange Blossom Special, Johnny Cash, 1965
info Who's That Knocking and Other Bluegrass Country Music, Hazel Foster/Alice Gerrard, 1965
no info Single (In The Same Old Way / Long Black Veil), Bobby Bare, 1965
no info If You Got It, I Want It, Johnny Rivers, 1966
info Talk Me Some Sense, Bobby Bare, 1966
no info Greatest Hits, Lefty Frizzell, 1966
no info Bluegrass Old & New, Delmar Delaney & The Windy Mountain Boys, 1967
no info My Girl Josephine, Jerry Jaye, 1967
no info At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash, 1968
info Music from Big Pink, The Band, 1968
no info Single (Long Black Veil / I Started Loving You Again), Jerry Jaye, 1968
no info Single (Long Black Veil / You'll Never Get The Chance Again), Peter Law, 1968
no info Single (Long Black Veil / Their Families Are The Best Of Friends), Marty Collins and Bobbye Jean, 1969
no info Single (Donna's Dream / Long Black Veil), The Castlemen, 1969
info Steve Miller / QMS / The Band, Various Artists (The Band), 1969
info Kentucky Blue Grass, Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1970
info One Day At A Time, Joan Baez, 1970
no info Six White Horses, Tommy Cash, 1970
no info Luke The Drifter Jr. Vol. 3, Hank WilliamsJr, 1970
no info Single (Long Black Veil / Blue Train), Frank Necessary and The Stone Mountain Boy, 1970
no info Single (Airmail To Heaven / Long Black Veil), Ray Scalf and the Clay County Travelers, 1971
no info Flower In The Wildwood, Arbuckle Mountain Boys, 1971
no info This Is, Bobby Bare, 1972
no info Greatest Hits Vol 2, Hank Williams Jr, 1972
info Sunday Morning Coming Down, Johnny Cash, 1972
info Starportrait, Johnny Cash, 1972
info Yesterday & Today, Vol. 1, The Country Gentlemen, 1973
no info Trucker's Paradise, Del Reeves, 1973
info The Contemporary Ballad Book, Joan Baez, 1974
no info Single (Long Black Veil / Paste Me On Some Feathers), Sammi Smith, 1974
no info Sammi's Greatest Hits, Sammi Smith, 1974
no info Red Cadillac And Black Moustache, Bob Luman, 1974
no info Remembering The Greatest Hits, Lefty Frizzell, 1975
no info Songs Of The Pioneers, Stone Mountain Boys, 1975
no info Sunshine!, Sammi Smith, 1975
no info The Best Of, Vol. 2, Burl Ives, 1975
no info Life As A Rodeo Man, Chris Le Doux, 1975
info Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party, New River Boys, 1975
info Golden Hour Presents, Joan Baez, 1976
no info Best Of Bluegrass, Larry Stephenson & The New Grass, 1976
no info Midnight Blues, James Monroe, 1976
no info Single (Long Black Veil / Solid Gone), Dave Travis, 1976
no info H-e-e-ere's, Johnny Lee, 1977
no info First Edition, Blue Velvet, 1977
info The Songbook, Joan Baez, 1977
no info Clayton Hale & the Bluegrass Mountaineers, Clayton Hale & the Bluegrass Mountaineers, 1978
no info Woodsmoke, Louie Setzer & The Appalachian Mountain Boys, 1978
no info Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You, Joe Sun, 1978
no info Just in time, Virginia Gentlemen, 1979
no info Platinum Country, Stonewall Jackson, 1979
info The Joan Baez Country Music Album, Joan Baez, 1979
no info Folk Festival Of The Smokies, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Jim Cope), 197?
no info Lefty's 20 Golden Hits, Lefty Frizzell, 1980
no info Wheeling, Frank Necessary & The Wheeling Grass, 1980
no info Orion Country, Orion, 1980
no info The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Country Music, Various Artists (Lefty Frizell), 1981
info Stanley Series, Vol. 1 #1, Stanley Brothers, 1982
no info Country & Western Classics, Johnny Cash, 1982
no info The Best Of, Joe Sun, 1982
no info Wild and Blue, John Anderson, 1983
no info Sings Blueridge Bluegrass, Ricky Bryant, 1984
no info Rich Kid Blues, Marianne Faithfull, 1984
no info Country Special, Roy Cobb and The Coachmen, 1985
no info Rich Kid Blues, Marianne Faithfull, 1986
no info Kicking Against The Pricks, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, 1986
no info Sings Lefty's Greatest Hits, David Frizzell, 1986
no info Eddie Adcock & Talk of the Town, Eddie Adcock & Talk of the Town, 1987
info Joan Baez In Concert, Joan Baez, 1988
info Hi Records: Early Years, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Jerry Jaye), 1988
info To Kingdom Come, The Band, 1989
no info Everybody's Talking: The Houston Tapes, Vol. 1, The Kingston Trio, 1989
no info Country USA: 1959, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 1989
no info Scenic Routes, Seldom Scene, 1990
no info The Man in Black: 1954-1958, Johnny Cash, 1990
no info No Hard Times, Clearfork, 1990
no info Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 1990
no info The Best of, Lefty Frizzell, 1991
info Bluegrass 1959-1969, Bill Monroe, 1991
no info Razzy Unwrapped, Razzy Bailey, 1991
no info Tear jerkin', Heartbreakin' Hillbilly, Boxcar Willie, 1991
no info Life's Like Poetry, Lefty Frizzell, 1992
no info The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983, Johnny Cash, 1992
info Rare, Live and Classic, Joan Baez, 1993
no info Back Against The Wind, Raymond Legere, 1993
no info Collection, The Band, 1993
no info Mona Lisa, Carl Mann, 1993
info All American Boy, Bobby Bare, 1994
no info Singles 1959-1969, Bobby Bare, 1994
no info A Little Bitty Tear: The Nashville Years 1961-1965, Burl Ives, 1994
no info The BBC Sessions, The Move, 1994
no info Above The Dixie Line, Dean Sapp & The Harford Express, 1994
info Woodstock: Three Days of Peace & Music (Box Set), Various Artists (The Band), 1994
no info BBC Sessions, The Move, 1995
info The Capitol Years, The Kingston Trio, 1995
no info Archive Series, Vol. 2, Don Walser and The Pure Texas Band, 1995
info Keeper of the Flame, Vernon Oxford, 1995
no info Long Black Veil, The Chieftans, 1995
no info Borrowed Tales, Don Williams, 1995
no info The Best Of, Boxcar Willie, 1995
no info Country Party, Johnny Lee, 1995
no info Information Overload, Al Rose, 1995
no info Best Of The Best Of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Country Gentlemen), 1995
no info And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from '50s-'60s, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 1995
info Top of the Hill Bluegrass: The Sugar Hill Collection, Various Artists (Seldom Scene), 1995
info Pioneering Women Of Bluegrass, Hazel Foster/Alice Gerrard, 1996
info The Man in Black: 1963-1969, Johnny Cash, 1996
no info The Best Of, Sammi Smith, 1996
no info The Perfect Country & Western Song, David Allan Coe, 1996
no info Lost Tracks, Dave Gunning, 1996
no info Clinch Mountain Boys Reunion, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, 1997
info Live At Newport, Joan Baez, 1997
info Look What Thoughts Will Do, Lefty Frizzell, 1997
no info My Dixie Home, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, 1997
no info A Little Bitty Tear: The Best of, Burl Ives, 1997
no info In Concert, Rick Danko, 1997
no info Rockin' Mann, Carl Mann, 1997
no info Cowboy Sally, Sally Timms, 1997
no info The Many Sides of, Fred Neil, 1998
no info Original Seeds: Songs That Inspired Nick Cave, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 1998
info Prestige/Folklore Years, Vol. 5: Have a Feast Here Tonight, The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover, 1999
no info Earn Your Ticket, Nothin' Fancy, 1999
no info Mona Lisa: The Very Best Of, Carl Mann, 1999
no info Brothers in Song, Lefty Frizzell, 1999
no info Country Music Hall of Fame 1982, Lefty Frizzell, 1999
no info Man in Black: His Greatest Hits, Johnny Cash, 1999
no info HI Records: Early Years Vols. 1 & 2, Bill Black, 1999
no info Listener Supported, Dave Matthews Band, 1999
no info Behind These Walls, Hank Ferguson, 1999
no info Who Was That Masked Man, Orion, 1999
no info Cheating at Solitaire, Mike Ness, 1999
no info Classic Country: Great Story Songs, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 1999
no info Exposed Roots: Country Legends, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 1999
info Hi Records: Early Years, Vols. 1 & 2, Various Artists (Jerry Jaye), 1999
no info Best of, Lefty Frizzell, 199?
info Always in Style: A Classic Collection, John Duffey, 2000
no info Murder, Johnny Cash, 2000
no info Pure Country, Lefty Frizzell, 2000
no info New Frontier/Time to Think, The Kingston Trio, 2000
no info The Stewart Years, The Kingston Trio, 2000
no info It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Marianne Faithfull, 2000
no info It's Saturday Night, Country Cattin', 2000
info On the Road (And More), The Country Gentlemen, 2001
no info Country Collection, Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boy, 2001
no info The Singles 1959-1969, Bobby Bare, 2001
no info Radio Days, Vol. 2, Jim Reeves, 2001
info Beyond Nashville: The Twisted Heart of Country Music, Various Artists (The Band), 2001
no info That's Why I Sing This Way, Daryle Singletary, 2002
no info The Original Outlaw Of Country Music, David Allan Coe, 2002
no info Wanted Man: The Very Best of, Johnny Cash, 2002
no info At Folsom Prison/At San Quentin/America, Johnny Cash, 2002
no info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of, Johnny Cash, 2002
no info Anthology, John Anderson, 2002
no info Wildfires And Misfires, Jason & The Scorchers, 2002
no info Live & In Good Company, Jack Williams, 2002
no info Pictures And Stories, Ken Orrick, 2002
info The Folk Years: Simple Songs Of Freedom, Various Artists (The Band), 2002
info Unearthed, Johnny Cash, 2003
no info Live At Vicenzo's, Vol. 1, Grateful Dudes, 2003
no info A Little Bit Of Rain, Sid Selvidge, 2003
no info Johnny's Blues: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, Various Artists (Harry Manx), 2003
info The Folk Years, Various Artists (The Band), 2003
info Anthology, Bill Monroe, 2003
info The Executioners Last Songs, Vol 2 & 3, The Pine Valley Cosmonauts, 2003
no info That's the Way Life Goes: The Hit Songs 1950-1975, Lefty Frizzell, 2004
no info Finest, The Proclaimers, 2004
no info Two-Bit World, Dave Gunning, 2004
no info All Over the Map, Ronnie Jay Wheeler, 2004
no info Plum Pitiful: 20 Sad Songs And Tragic Bluegrass Songs, Various Artists (Warrior River Boys), 2004
no info Fiddlers Green, Tim O'Brien, 2005
no info All Sides of, The Kingston Trio, 2005
info A Musical History, The Band, 2005
info Portland, OR: March 12, 2005, Little Feat, 2005
info The Legend, Johnny Cash, 2005
info The Spirit of Woodstock, Professor Louie and the Crowmatix, 2005
no info The Ballads, Sweetwater, 2005
no info Livin' A Dream, Bluegrass & Beyond, 2005
no info A Brief History Of Country, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 2005
info Sittin' on Top of the World, Jack Cooke, 2006
info At Madison Square Garden, Johnny Cash, 2006
info Intersections, Bruce Hornsby, 2006
info The Essential Kingston Trio, The Kingston Trio, 2006
no info What's in a Name, Grass Backwards, 2006
info On The Road: October 8, 2006, Charleston, SC, String Cheese Incident, 2006
no info 16 Biggest Hits, Lefty Frizzell, 2006
no info Quality Is Always in Style, Danny Dill, 2006
no info Devil's Disciple, Johnny Bush, 2006
no info Country Candy Store, Johnny Lee, 2006
no info A Bird Named Yesterday/Talk Me Some Sense, Bobby Bare, 2006
no info Texas Legend, Don Walser, 2006
no info An Introduction to, Marianne Faithfull, 2006
info Vanguard Visionaries, Joan Baez, 2007
no info The Johnny Cash Show: The Best of, Johnny Cash, 2007
no info Love, God, Murder, Life, Johnny Cash, 2007
no info The Gentle Giant, Don Williams, 2007
no info Fresh Runs And Tight Lines, Chasin' Steel, 2007
no info A Thousand Miles Behind, David Gray, 2007
no info Homegrown Music Concert, Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys, 2007
no info Live from the Ruhr Triennale, Carrie Rodriguez / Chip Taylor, 2007
no info Platinum, The Band, 2007
no info The Best of a Musical History, The Band, 2007
no info This Is Our Time, Frizzell & Friends, 2008
no info A Little Bit Of Lefty Left In Me, Allen Frizzell, 2008
info Leaving Pike's County, The Grass Less Traveled, 2008
no info Guilty Guilty Guilty, Diamanda Galás, 2008
info Songs I Grew Up To, Siobhan O'Brien, 2008
no info Thirteen Hours, Mike Mitchell, 2008
no info Wanted Man: The Collection, Johnny Cash, 2008
no info At Madison Square Garden/Man in Black: Live in Denmark 1971, Johnny Cash, 2008
no info Rise And Shine / Six White Horses, Tommy Cash, 2009
no info The List, Rosanne Cash, 2009
no info The Music of, Johnny Cash, 2009
no info Live at Dylan's Cafe, Washington D.C., December 1987, Rick Danko, 2009
no info Golden Apples of the Sun, Caroline Herring, 2009
no info Bread and Buddha, Harry Manx, 2009
no info You Are Never Nice to Me EP, Gary Bennett, 2010
no info Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1959, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 2010
no info Live at the Tin Angel, PA. 1999, Rick Danko, 2011
no info Live at the Iron Horse Northhampton 1995, Rick Danko, 2011
no info Live Anthology, Rick Danko, 2011
no info Music From the Big Pink/The Band, The Band, 2011
no info Three of a Kind, The Band, 2011
info Biking With Beverly, Blacktop Blend, 2011
no info Back in the Saddle Again: Fine Country Classics, Various Artists (Lefty Frizzell), 2011
no info Sweet Sad & Salty, Burl Ives, 2012
no info Opus Collection, Johnny Cash, 2012
info Live, Beacon Theater, NYC, 3/2/13, Allman Brothers Band, 2013
info Live, Beacon Theater, NYC, 3/16/13, Allman Brothers Band, 2013
info Live, Live Oak, FL, 4/20/13, Allman Brothers Band, 2013
info Love For Levon (CD), Various Artists, 2013
info Love For Levon (DVD), Various Artists, 2013

 
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