The Devil to Pay

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Leon Rusk, Merle Travis
album: Track 2 in album Hello I'm Johnny Cash
release date: 1970-1
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:30
writer: Merle Travis, Leon Rusk

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Hello I'm Johnny Cash cover art


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Go on girl take your chances
I can read the lines between your stolen glances
'Cause you're drawn to the flame by the thrill and the shame
You've got nothing to lose but your soul girl

That you're blind to the writin' on the wall
And you'll find you've got no place to fall
Forsaken in the naked light of day
And you've still got the devil to pay
Join your friends while you got 'em
You can't wait to let them take you to the bottom
But when you hit the ground don't come looking around
That's the price of the high life you're livin'


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Southwind
  • 2 The Devil to Pay
  • 3 Cause I Love You
  • 4 See Ruby Fall
  • 5 Route 1 Box 144
  • 6 Sing a Traveling Song
  • 7 If I Were a Carpenter
  • 8 To Beat the Devil
  • 9 Blistered
  • 10 Wrinkled, Crinkled, Wadded Dollar Bill
  • 11 I've Got a Thing About Trains
  • 12 Jesus Was a Carpenter