Cold Black Devil

Lyrics: Jackie Greene
Music: Jackie Greene

A Jackie Greene song played with Phil Lesh and Friends in 2007

Hey poor mama, what say you?
What say you this day?
Hey poor mama, where's your baby?
Lost and gone away

She went walking, no goodbye's
She went wandering astray
Hey poor mama, what say you
What say you today?

Cold black devil left us crying
Left us crying in shame
No such heaven, heaven gone now
Can't go on this way

Listen to me, oh listen good
Oh listen good
Find a good man, strong and able
Am i understood?

He came from somewhere, big city somewhere
Came with smoke in his eye
Spending money, money, money
Money, lust and pride

He went talking, talked for miles
Miles of fortunes he told
Charmed our baby right from our arms
Right into the cold

Hey poor mama, what say you?
What say you this day?
Hey poor mama, where's your baby
Lost and gone away?

Oh dig for silver, dig for gold
Dig for diamonds too
All that digging, you'll get old
It will bury you

Well I'll walk for fourteen miles
And I'll run for fourteen too
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2006 American Myth Jackie Greene

Phil Lesh and Friends Digital Download Series

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