Albums‎ > ‎Bluebird Days‎ > ‎

Blue Devils


Lyrics

"Blue Devils"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

She said do you really love me? in a French hotel

I said indeed I do, my lovely mademoiselle

Be it morning, noon or night, I just can’t get you out of my head

For you, I’d give my soul to the devil when I’m dead

But I’m too poor to ever ask your father for your hand

This predicament has made me a melancholy man


Can’t think of anything I’ve done to deserve this circumstance

All I can do is hope and pray for a second chance

I’m bound to live a life of shame, blue devils are to blame


Got no way to get a room, and no money for a meal

Can’t find any work, and I’m too honest to steal

The beautiful Annette, her father took her away

Now I’m drinking at the bar and I’ve got no way to pay

A rich man sittin’ next to me hears my story of woe

Gives me ten thousand dollars and says I wouldn’t have to owe


Can’t think of anything I’ve done to deserve this circumstance

All I can do is hope and pray for a second chance

I’m bound to live a life of shame, blue devils are to blame


I said why would you just give me this money free and clear

He said because it would bring us all satisfaction and good cheer

Then I learned he was gonna kill himself until he overheard my tale

He said he couldn’t find happiness, and that his life had gotten stale

Until he realized life’s greatest pleasure is to help the poor

So I thanked him and then I left to go knock on her daddy’s door


Can’t think of anything I’ve done to deserve this circumstance

All I can do is hope and pray for a second chance

I’m bound to live a life of shame, blue devils are to blame


Copyright © ℗ 2020 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.



Blue Devils
Album cover photo by Richard Cooley
Song from the album Bluebird Days
Position Track # 6
Duration 3:45
Released June 21st, 2020
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, folk blues
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion
Track Chronology
"A Wonderful Way To Fall"

(#5)
"Blue Devils"


(#6)
"Boxed In"


(#7)
Buy Now:
Brief Description

A story song in a true folk song form based on a retelling of a farce play of the same name suspected to be a potential origin of the term blues which was later used as a name to describe the music genre.

Audio Sample