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GUEST,Den at work Lyr Req: Devil's Right Hand (Steve Earle) (8) Lyr Add: THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND (Steve Earle) 27 Sep 00


From memory here Scott. If there are any parts I'll double check tonight when I get home.

THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND

About the time my Daddy went to fight the big war
I saw my first pistol at the general store
At the general store when I was thirteen
I thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen

I asked if I could have one some day when I grew up
My Momma dropped a dozen eggs she really blew
She really blew up I didn't understand
My Momma said the pistol was the Devil's right hand

(chorus)
The Devil's right hand
The Devil's right hand
My Momma said the pistol
Is the devil's right hand

My very first pistol was a cap and ball colt
Shoot as fast as lightning but it load a mite slow
Load a mite slow I soon found out
It can get you into trouble but it can't get you out

Then I went and bought myself a colt 45
Its called the peace maker but I never knew why
I never knew why I didn't understand
My Momma said the pistol is the Devil's right hand

(chorus)

Well I got into a card game in a company town
I caught a miner cheating I shot the dog down
I shot the dog down I watched the man fall
Never touched his holster never had the chance to draw

Well my trial was in the morning and they drug me out of bed
They asked me how I pleaded, not guilty I said
Not guilty I said you got the wrong man
Nothing touched the trigger but the Devil's right hand

(chorus)
The Devil's right hand
The devil's right hand
My Momma said the pistol is the Devil's right hand
The devil's right hand
The Devil's right hand
Nothin' touched the trigger but the Devil's right hand.


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