Devils Right Hand

Steve Earle

 E
 'Bout the time my daddy left to fight the big war
 EB
saw my first pistol in the general store
 B
In the general store, I was thirteen
 BE
thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen
 E
 Asked if I could have it someday when I grew up
 B
Mama dropped a dozen eggs and really blew up
 B
She really blew up, I didn't understand
 BE
 Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

CHORUS:
 A
The devil's right hand
 EAE
The devil's right hand
 BE
 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'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.

CHORUS:

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

 C#F#
 Nothin touched the trigger but the devils right hand

CHORUS:

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