The Devil to Pay Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Hello I'm Johnny Cash cover art
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Go on girl take your chances
See how long you can go on from man to man
I can read the lines between your stolen glances
And I know it's time to fold this loosing hand
'Cause you're drawn to the flame by the thrill and the shame
Of the cheatin' game they taught you how to play
You've got nothing to lose but your soul girl
And you've only the devil to pay

You've been flying so high you don't know
That you're blind to the writin' on the wall
But some day you'll look down
And you'll find you've got no place to fall
When the bright lights're gone you'll be standing alone
Forsaken in the naked light of day

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


  • credits


    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 : 73 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