Devil's Horseman

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lyrics

Pick me up in gallows end i’m traveling light
You’ll never see the driver’s face or out in the night
Cross my palm with silver and my teeth are gold
>From a blacksmith down in BabiYar or so I’m told
Drop me off in Stanley where the road sign’s broke
Never trust a wishbone, they’ll make you choke
Don’t hang around the crossroads when the sun goes down
Folks always leave their trash out on the edge of town

There’s somethings that you’ll never cook
With hemlock and a saucepan
And there’s someplaces you’ll never go
‘less you pay the devil’s horseman the devil’s horseman

Don’t tell the other passengers I’m boarding here
Don’t hang around the gaslight when the shadows turn
Coz I can teach a lesson that the bairns don’t learn
Look away and watch the stars and count your rosary
Ride throughout the night until you reach the sea
As I fade into the moonlight pull the shutters fast
The road you could have once turned off is long since past

There’s somethings that you’ll never cook
With snakeweed and a saucepan
And there’s someplaces you’ll never go
‘less you pay the devil’s horseman the devil’s horseman

Watch me disappear into the sawtooth hills
Fret about your leaders and pay your bills
Make haste over the pass while your trail is young
Never meet a stranger’s eye and hold your tongue
If you see another day and hear the rooster crow
Feed the pig and buy a cow and watch the children grow
Pick me up in gallow’s end I’m travelling light
Never see the driver’s face or out in the night

There’s somethings that you’ll never cook
With wolfsbane and a saucepan
And there’s someplaces you’ll never go
‘less you pay the devil’s horseman the devil’s horseman

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from Left with the Skies, released May 1, 2017
Copyright Lawrence Davies

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Yellowbelly Nuremberg, Germany

Yellowbelly are Lawrence, Stefan, Markus, Boris and Kathi. They play guitars, violins, drums, a double bass, a banjo, a mandolin, a lap steel, an oud and other instruments, but not all at the same time. Yellowbelly play in pubs, churches, barns, internists's surgeries, fields, living rooms, stages and castles. Yellowbelly play songs about forgotten space probes, trains, cicadas and ratcatchers. ... more

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