The Devil's Right Hand

Album: Copperhead Road (1988)
  • About the time that Daddy left to fight the big war
    I saw my first pistol in the general store
    In the general store, when I was thirteen
    Thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen

    So l asked if I could have one someday when I grew up
    Mama dropped a dozen eggs, she really blew up
    She really blew up, I didn't understand
    Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

    The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
    Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

    My very first pistol was a cap and ball Colt
    Shoot as fast as lightnin' but she loads a might slow
    Loads a might slow, soon found out
    It can get you into trouble but it can't get you out

    So then I went and bought myself a Colt 45
    Called a peacemaker but I never knew why
    Never knew why, I didn't understand
    Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand

    The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
    Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand
    The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
    Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand

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

    The trial was in the morning and they drug me out of bed
    Asked me how I pleaded, not guilty I said
    Not guilty I said, you've got the wrong man
    Nothing touched the trigger but the devil's right hand

    The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
    Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand
    The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
    Nothing touched the trigger but the devil's right hand
    Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand Writer/s: STEPHEN F. (FAIN) EARLE
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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