Who Sang The Devil Made Me Do It the First Time? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Salt of the Earth cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:15
Way down in Louisiana amongst the tall grown sugar canes
Lived a simple man and a domineerin' hen and a rose of a different name
The first time I fell lightly I was standing in the drizzlin' rain
With a trembling hand and a bottle of gin and a rose of a different name
The devil made me do it the first time the second time I done it on my own
Lord put a handle on a simple handed man and help me leave that black rose alone
[ harmonica ]
When the devil made that woman Lord she threw the pattern away
She was built for speed with the tools you need to make a new fool every day
Way down deep and dirty on the darker side of shame
You caught a cane cuttin' man with a bottle of gin with a rose of a different name
The devil made me do it the first time...
The devil made me do it the first time...
[ guitar - harmonica ]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Sweet Mama
  • 2 Hardworkin' Man
  • 3 Manual Labor
  • 4 Hill Country Love Song
  • 5 You Just Can't Beat Jesus Christ
  • 6 The Devil Made Me Do It the First Time
  • 7 Fun While It Lasted
  • 8 Whiteman's Watermelon
  • 9 Street Walkin' Woman
  • 10 Good News Blues