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The Silver Tounged Devil And I

Song Author Kris Kristofferson Submitted by: Anonymous
I t[G]ook myself down to the T[G7]ally Ho Tavern
To [C]buy me a bottle of beer [G]    
I [C]sat myself down by a tender [G]young maiden [Em]    
Who's [C]eyes were as dark as her [D7]hair   
And [G]while I was searching from [G7]bottle to bottle
For [C]something un-foolish to [G]say  
That [C]silver tounged devil just slipped fro[G]m the shadows [Em]    
And [C]smilingly stole her a[D7]way [G]    

I said [C]girl don't you know he's a devil [G]    
[C]He's everything that I ain't [G]    
[C]Hiding intentions of ev[G]il un[Em]der the sm[C]ile of a saint [D7]    
All he's [C]good for is getting in trouble [G]    
And [C]slipping his share of the blame [G]    
And [C]some people swear he's my double [G]    
And [C]some even say we're the same [D7]    
But the [C]silver-tounged devil's got nothing to lose [G]    
And [C]I'll only live 'till I die [G]    
We [C]take our own chances and pay our own dues [G]    [Em]    
The [C]silver tounged devil and I [D7]    [G]    

[G]Like all the young ladies who've laid down bes[G7]ide him
Sh[C]e knew in her heart that he lied [G]    

[C]But nothing that I could have said could have saved[G] her [Em]    
No m[C]atter how hard that I tried [D7]    
'C[G]ause she'll offer her soul up to dark[G7]ness and danger
Of [C]a world that she's never known [G]    
And[C] open her arms at the smile of a strange[G]r [Em]    
Wh[C]o'll love her and[D7] leave her alone [G]    

I said [C]girl don't you know he's a devil [G]    
[C]He's everything that I ain't [G]    
[C]Hiding intentions of ev[G]il un[Em]der the sm[C]ile of a saint [D7]    
All he's [C]good for is getting in trouble [G]    
And [C]slipping his share of the blame [G]    
And [C]some people swear he's my double [G]    
And [C]some even say we're the same [D7]    
But the [C]silver-tounged devil's got nothing to lose [G]    
And [C]I'll only live 'till I die [G]    
We [C]take our own chances and pay our own dues [G]    [Em]    
The [C]silver tounged devil and I [D7]    [G]    

I took myself down to the Tally Ho Tavern
To buy me a bottle of beer
I sat myself down by a tender young maiden
Who's eyes were as dark as her hair
And while I was searching from bottle to bottle
For something un-foolish to say
That silver tounged devil just slipped from the shadows
And smilingly stole her away

I said 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 slipping his share of the blame
And some people swear he's my double
And some even say we're the same
But the silver-tounged devil's got nothing to lose
And I'll only live 'till I die
We take our own chances and pay our own dues
The silver tounged devil and I

Like all the young ladies who've laid down beside him
She knew in her heart that he lied

But nothing that I could have said could have saved her
No matter how hard that I tried
'Cause she'll offer her soul up to darkness and danger
Of a world that she's never known
And open her arms at the smile of a stranger
Who'll love her and leave her alone

I said 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 slipping his share of the blame
And some people swear he's my double
And some even say we're the same
But the silver-tounged devil's got nothing to lose
And I'll only live 'till I die
We take our own chances and pay our own dues
The silver tounged devil and I

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