When the Devil's Got Your Name

from by The Damned and Dirty



This song was written for us by our good friend Eddy Gartry. Check out /his band at www.bluesstate.co.uk


Every morning before the rooster crows
I hear a knock-knocking on my bedroom door.
It ain't easy, when the man, he knows your name.
When the devil comes calling and he wont go away

Got you a juke joint juicer, with a heart full of soul
A hell cat squeeze dripping jelly roll,
All aboard, with man - he gonna' take you down
Devil come calling, ain't nobody else around.

Every morning before the break of day
Hear him howling outside my window pane
It aint easy when the devil's got your name
The man come calling and he just wont go away.

He say, Got you some cocaine, got you some grass
Got a hell cat squeeze and a bag of cash
It ain't easy when the man's got your name
You're going down down, to him its all the same


from The Damned and Dirty, released September 1, 2012
Written by Eddy Gartry, used with permission.




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One of the most exciting and innovative duos in the blues tradition today. Gritty delta blues with screaming slide guitar, raw vocals and wailing blues harp. Two albums, two awards for Best Dutch Blues Album!


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