Pulling The Devil By The Tail

Lyrics: Peter Rowan
Music: Peter Rowan

Sung by Peter Rowan with Phil Lesh and Friends in a show on Halloween 2012.

Grab another coffee, grab another tea
A fistful of dollars and a jar of the leaves
Way to make a living, weeping and a-wailing
Pulling the devil by the tail
Pulling the devil by the tail

In to the bar and up to the bottle
Into the jalopy and open up the throttle
For the ground is wet and the sky is pale
Pulling the devil by the tail
Pulling the devil by the tail

You hold the secret in your arms
A brand new baby and a box of charms
Oh the falling snow and the crimson sails
Pulling the devil by the tail
Pulling the devil by the tail

Yeah men in doubt jump to the sound of authority
Snap to attention at the voice of superiority
Ignore all alien orders, I say, without fail
Or you'll be pulling the devil by the tail
Or you'll be pulling the devil by the tail
Pulling the devil by the tail
You'll be pulling the devil by the tail
Pulling the devil by the tail
Pulling the devil by the tail
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2002 Reggaebilly Peter Rowan

 


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