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The Widow And The Devil chords

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[Verse 1]
G           C            D            G
High atop a lonely moor, a Widow lived alone. 
G                      C
Well, in she kept, and as she slept, 
    D                G
her pillow heard her moan: 
C
"Oh, many's the lonely traveller 
                         D
has spent the night with me, 
G                    C
but there's no a man in all creation 
D                G
gives content to me! 


[Verse 2]
G                      C
"Well, some can manage once or twice, 
    D                  G
and some make three or four; 
G                  C
but it seems to me a rarity 
       D              G
is the man who can do more. 
C
I'd do anything to find him, 
                D
in Heaven or in Hell." 
G                      C
And as she spoke these words,well
          D                    G
sure, she heard her front door bell. 


[Chorus]
C
And the wind blew cold and lonely 
                    D
across that Widow's moor, 
G                   C
and she never, ever turned away 
  D                  G
a traveller from the door. 


[Verse 3]
G                 C
So boldly ran the Widow, 
        D             G
and the door did open wide, 
G               C
and as she did, a tall and handsome 
D                  G
stranger stepped inside. 
C
Well, she gave him bread and brandy, 
                     D
and when that he was fed, 
G                      C
he said, "My dear, now have no fear; 
     D               G
it's time to come to bed. 


[Verse 4]
G                  
"For I've heard your plea 
C
right down the lane, 
    D                    G
and I've come to see you right. 
G                    C
But you must come to Hell with me 
   D              G
if I can last the night." 
C
Well, she said, "You randy Devil! 
                     D
To this bargain I'll agree, 
G                     C
for Hell on Earth, or Hell in Hell, 
     D               G
it's all the same to me!" 


[Chorus]
C
And the wind blew cold and lonely 
                    D
across that Widow's moor, 
G                   C
and she never, ever turned away 
  D                  G
a traveller from the door. 


[Verse 5]
G                    C
Now, as they tumbled into bed, 
    D                G
the Devil, he proved well... 
      G                    C
(and) he thought before the night would end 
     D               G
that she'd be in his Hell.
C 
But when they came to number nine, 
                     D
the Widow cried out, "More!" 
G                         C
And when the twelfth time came around, 
    D             G
the Widow cried, "Encore!" 


[Verse 6]
G                  C
At twenty-five the Devil 
        D                G
felt compelled to take a rest, 
G
but the Widow cried, 
C
"Come raise your head, 
D                 G
and put me to the test!" 
C
At sixty-nine, the Widow laughed. 
                    D
"Again! Again!" she cried, 
G
and the Devil said, 
       C              D                G
"Well, I can see just how your husband died!" 


[Chorus]
C
And the wind blew cold and lonely 
                    D
across that Widow's moor, 
G                   C
and she never, ever turned away 
  D                  G
a traveller from the door. 


[Verse 7]
G                   C
At ninety-nine, the Devil 
     D               G
he began to wail and weep. 
G                       C
He said, "I'll give you anything, 
          D            G
if you'll let me go to sleep!" 
C
But before the morning light was up, 
                  D
the Devil hobbled home, 
G                        C
and the Widow, still not satisfied, 
     D             G
once more was left alone. 


[Verse 8]
G                    C
She lay there on her pillow 
        D                  G
and she thought on ninety-nine. 
G                      C
"It's a pity that poor Devil 
         D               G
couldn't manage one more time! 
C
I'll call him up again tonight 
                   D
to see what can be done - 
G                   C
with a little more application, 
   D                 G
he could've made the Ton !" 


[Chorus]
C
And the wind blew cold and lonely 
                    D
across that Widow's moor, 
G                   C
and she never, ever turned away 
  D                  G
a traveller from the door. 


[Verse 9]
G                      C
But when she called to him that night, 
   D            G
no Devil did appear. 
G                     C
For the first time in Eternity, 
    D                    G
the Devil, he shook with fear. 
C
He said, "Of all the torments 
                       D
I've witnessed here in Hell, 
G                 C
I never knew what pain was, 
       D                    G
'til I rang your front door bell!" 


[Chorus]
C
And the wind blew cold and lonely 
                    D
across that Widow's moor, 
G                   C
and she never, ever turned away 
  D                  G
a traveller from the door. 

[Chorus]
C
And the wind blew cold and lonely 
                    D
across that Widow's moor, 
G                   C
and she never, ever turned away 
  D                  G
a traveller from the door.
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