El Diablo Lyrics

ZZ Top


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
album: Track 3 in album Tejas
release date: 1976-11-29
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Southern Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:22
writer: Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill

Cover Art

ZZ Top Tejas cover art
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Did you ever hear the story
That happened not long ago
'Bout the man with a tan:
El diablo de Mexico?
And this man played his hand
And he lived by the luck of the draw;
Now and then and again,
Found him steppin' outside of the law
Hey, hey!

And his fortune he had made
let him live high on the hog
Til the day of the raid
When they hunted him like a dog.
He was out on the run,
Knowing he could get by,
'Cause the men killed in sin
were not there to testify.
Hey, hey!

He was caught, he was bound
In La Casa de Calaboose.
He was tried; he was found
And readied for the noose.
But the break he would make,
It didn't turn out so well.
And the hombre called "Diablo"
Bid his last farewell.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It's Only Love
  • 2 Arrested for Driving While Blind
  • 3 El Diablo
  • 4 Snappy Kakkie
  • 5 Enjoy and Get It On
  • 6 Ten Dollar Man
  • 7 Pan Am Highway Blues
  • 8 Avalon Hideaway
  • 9 She's a Heartbreaker
  • 10 Asleep in the Desert