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​There Would Be Hell To Pay

This song is by T Bone Burnett and appears on the album The True False Identity (2006).

When all the ladies Heard that he was dead
Some wore orange dresses And some wore red

When all the ladies Heard that he had died
He could hear them wailing All the way on the other side

Police officer walked onto the plan
Don't come any closer said Curtis to the man
Curtis said to Delia as she turned to walk away
You so very beautiful but you gonna die someday
Judge he said to Curtis What's this noise about
Curtis said these evil men are trying to put me out

When all the ladies Heard that he was dead
Some wore black dresses And some wore red

He unhooked his revolver and pulled on his gloves
Just before he folded King Queen Jack Ten Nine of clubs
He saw Delia leaning over by the door
Stood at the table and he pulled his forty four
Delia started crying fell on her knees to pray
Delia begged for mercy but there would be hell to pay

When all the ladies Heard that he was dead
Some wore orange dresses And some wore red

When all the ladies Heard that he had died
He could hear them wailing All the way on the other side

Curtis said Your Honor what might be my fine?
The judge said Poor boy you get ninety nine
Other existence identity light
Mojo come to my house then back into the night
Delia was a gambling girl she would scream and shout
She placed a rose at Mojo's tomb then blew the candle out

When all the ladies Heard that he was dead
Some wore orange dresses And some wore red

When all the ladies Heard that he had died
He could hear them wailing All the way on the other side