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Silver Tongued Devil

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Sing Me a Song, Mr. Rodeo Man (1977).

I took myself down to the Tally Ho Tavern
To buy me a bottle of beer
And I sat me down by a tender young lady
Who's eyes were as dark as her hair

And as I was searching from bottle to bottle
For something un-foolish to say
That silver tongued devil just slipped from the shadows
And smilingly stole her away

I said, "Hey, little girl, don't you know he's a devil
He's everything that I ain't
Hiding intentions of evil
Under the smile of a saint"

All he's good for is getting in trouble
And shiftin' his shadow to blame
And some people swear he's my double
And some even say we're the same

But the silver tongued devil's got nothing to lose
I'll only live 'til I die
We'll take our own chances and pay our own dues
The silver tongued devil and I

Like all the fair maidens who've laid down beside him
She knew in her heart that he'd lied
Nothin' that I could have said could have saved her
No matter how hard that she tried

'Cause she'll offer her charms to the darkness and danger
Of somethin' that she's never known
And open her arms at the smile of the stranger
Who'll love her and leave her alone

Hey, you know he's a devil
He's everything that I ain't
Hiding intentions of evil
Under the smile of a saint

All he's good for is getting in trouble
And shiftin' his shadow to blame
And some people swear he's my double
And some even say we're the same

But the silver tongued devil's got nothing to lose
I'll only live 'til I die
We'll take our own chances and pay our own dues
The silver tongued devil and I

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