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Uncredited on Cowboy Lyrics. 

Jason Boland and The Stragglers
The Devil Pays in Gold

VERSE
Am                                     D   
Gus checked his pocket-watch it was a quarter past nine
Am                                            G            E
He caught a train to Baton Rouge and bought a copy of the times.
Am                               D
Pulled out a faded picture of a woman with coal black hair
         F                     E                  Am
She had gone out east and he prayed he’d find her there.

Am                            D
She met a gambler who said he hailed from New Orleans
Am                              G                E
Gus knew he fancied her but she wanted him too it seemed 
Am                                              D
He followed the trail of broken stories till he heard that she left town,
        F                      E              Am
She was packed and gone by the time he turned around

FILL:
C      G     Am        C     G      E

Am                                    D
He talked to the man a while that had tore the ticket stubs
Am                                           G                E
If he finds that son of a b***h he was gonna spill that Cajun blood
Am                                      D
There would not be a mojo man who would save him from that day
       F                    E                  Am
He had crossed the line and there’d be hell to pay

Am                                     D
Well the 10 o’clock from San Antone it departed right on time
Am                           G               E
He lit up a cigarette as the tracks began to whine
Am                                    D
The Texas heat had felt like hell without his woman there
    F              E                   Am
The Spanish maiden with the coal black hair

FILL  C  G  Am    C  G  E 

CHORUS:
              Am           F                       C                G
You’re gonna live and die by the blade and you’ll reap what you sow
       Am                   F              C              G
Cause life the things that happens on our way to growing old
        Am                 F                C                G
If the truth was known to woman she could steal her lover’s soul
Am                   E            Am
She knows that the devil pays in gold.

FILL   C  G  Am    C  G  E 

Am                                  D
They pulled into the station and he packed his cap and ball
Am                                G                    E
He went to check the hotels if he needed to check them all
Am                                 D
He knew all he needed to do was to find a game of card
             F               E                      Am
And he could drop the ace of spades on the queen of hearts

Am                                          D
He found the downstairs card room where the high rollers stayed
Am                             G                  E
One chair stood empty from the last table left to play
Am                                     D
He pulled a stool up to the bar but he could not see a thing
       F                 E              Am
Till a loud mouth Yankee bet his lady’s ring

FILL   C  G  Am    C  G  E 
Am                                         D                                 
Pulled a pistol on the desk clerk cause he would not take a bribe 
Am                  G                            E
and then he shouted Give me their number and you might walk out alive
Am                                           D
The next thing from the clerk’s lips was the number forty-four
       F                    E                 Am
And he pointed upstairs and he ran on out the door

Am                        D
He found the room and was ready to go inside
Am                               G          E
He put a boot to the door and it flung open wide
Am                                        D
The gambler he reached for his gun but he would not get a shot
    F                  E               Am
Gus had his aim and he let that hammer drop

FILL   C  G  Am    C  G  E 

CHORUS:
              Am           F                       C                G
You’re gonna live and die by the blade and you’ll reap what you sow
       Am                   F              C              G
Cause life the things that happens on our way to growing old
        Am                 F                C                G
If the truth was known to woman she could steal her lover’s soul
Am                   E            Am
She knows that the devil pays in gold.

C   G   Am   C   G   Am   C   G   Am   Am   E   Am   E strum once 

Am                                D
The gambler lay before him he was sprawled across that chair
Am                       G                   E
But where was his maiden with the coal black hair
Am                                           D
He didn’t know she stood behind him, she had gone for wine and bread
   F                      E                 Am
He hit the floor when her bullet struck his head.

FILL   C  G  Am    C  G  E 
CHORUS:
              Am           F                       C                G
You’re gonna live and die by the blade and you’ll reap what you sow
       Am                   F              C              G
Cause life the things that happens on our way to growing old
        Am                 F                C                G
If the truth was known to woman she could steal her lover’s soul
Am                   E            Am
She knows that the devil pays in gold.

            
            
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