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Lyr Req: Devil's Right Hand (Steve Earle)

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Subject: Devil's Right Hand by Steve Earl
From: Jock Morris
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 09:45 AM

Just been reminded of a song a friend used to sing, Devil's Right Hand by Steve Earl. Can't find the lyrics in the database, anybody know them or where I can find them?

Thanks

Scott


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Devil's Right Hand by Steve Earl
From: Cavia_P
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 10:24 AM

The Devil's Right Hand is on SE's album "Copperhead Road". I don't have it handy so can't say if it prints the lyrics.
Cavia_P


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Devil's Right Hand by Steve Earl
From: Pene Azul
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 10:29 AM

You can get the lyrics here (click).

Jeff


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND (Steve Earle)
From: GUEST,Den at work
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 10:31 AM

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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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Devil's Right Hand by Steve Earl
From: Quincy
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 10:34 AM

Scott, the midi is here midi file

And here's the lyrics....I hope it's the right one!!
lyrics

best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Devil's Right Hand by Steve Earl
From: Quincy
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 10:38 AM

Darn it.....beaten again!!!!! All the above within 10 minutes....I'm too slow with my clicky things!!
best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Devil's Right Hand by Steve Earl
From: Jock Morris
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 10:45 AM

Many thanks to all who have replied. Lyrics are printed out and CD is on order.

Scott


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Devil's Right Hand by Steve Earl
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 12:28 PM

What a great song,and it shows Steve to be a solid contributor to what will become part of the Folk Tradition in future years.


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