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Devils Right Hand  Steve Earle



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

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

[C#]Nothin touched the trigger but the [F#]devils right hand
CHORUS:

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