• Song:

    Devils Right Hand

  • Artist:

    Steve Earle

  • Album:

    We Ain't Ever Satisfied

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SONG: The Devil's Right Hand
BAND: Steve Earle
ALBUM: Copperhead Road (1988)
TABBED BY: Ross Guertin (ross_guertin@yahoo.ca)

E'Bout (022100@1)the time my daddy left to fight the big war
  E (022100@1)                                BI (x2444x@1)saw my first pistol in the general store
       BIn (x2444x@1)the general store, I was thirteen
  B (x2444x@1)                               EI (022100@1)thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen
EAsked (022100@1)if I could have it someday when I grew up
                                          BMama (x2444x@1)dropped a dozen eggs and really blew up
    BShe (x2444x@1)really blew up, I didn't understand
B (x2444x@1)                         EMama (022100@1)said the pistol is the devil's right hand

    AThe (x02220@1)devil's right hand
    E (022100@1)     A (x02220@1)   EThe (022100@1)devil's right hand
B (x2444x@1)                         EMama (022100@1)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'd load a might slow.
Load a might slow. I soon found out it'll
Get you into trouble,but it can't get you out.
So then I went and bought myself a colt 45.
It was called a peace maker, but i never knew why.
Never knew why, I didn't understand.
Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand.


       F#Well (244322@1)I got into a card game in a company town
F# (244322@1)                                       C#Caught (x43121@1)a miner cheatin' and I shot the dog down
  C#I (x43121@1)shot the dog down, I watched the man fall
C# (x43121@1)                             F#Never (244322@1)touched his holster, never had a chance to draw
    F#The (244322@1)trial was in the morning and they drug me outta bed
     F# (244322@1)                                 C#They (x43121@1)asked me how i pleaded, not guilty I said
    C#Not (x43121@1)guilty I said, you got the wrong man
C# (x43121@1)                               F#Nothin (244322@1)touched the trigger but the devils right hand


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