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The Devil's Right Hand
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Cover of Steve Earle's classic.
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Charts #1,227 today (peak #117)
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Steve Earle
Uni Records (USA/Canada), MCA
November 19, 2014
MP3 3.6 MB
160 kbps bitrate
3:08 minutes
Story behind the song
Written By, Steve Earle In style of Steve Earle, Waylon Jennings, The Highwaymen Recorded November 6, of 2014 @ Viktoria Foxfang's Home Studio. Master take 2/Nov. 6th version. Mixed and Mastered on November 19, 2014. You'll notice different key changes in the voice will differ from the other two recordings prior to this recording. Also the words are much clearer and cleaner, more time went into mix and mastering this version.
Lyrics
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 I 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, and she 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 It shoots as fast as lightnin' but it loaded mighty slow It loads mighty slow, and soon I found out It'll get you into trouble but it won't get you out So I went to trade my gun for a Colt 45 It's called a peacemaker but I never knew why I never knew why, 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 The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand Well I got into a card game in a company town I caught a miner cheating, I shot the kid down I shot the kid down, and I watched the man to fall He never touched his holster, never had a chance to draw My trial was in the morning and they kicked me out of bed Asked me how I pleaded, not guilty I said Not guilty I said, that you've got the wrong man Nothing touched that trigger but 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 The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand Nothing touched that trigger but the devil's right hand Ooooohh, mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand
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