Under the Devil's Thumb

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I've had this riff for a long time, and when I spent a day building trail underneath a rock formation in Boulder called "the devil's thumb," well...

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“Under the Devil’s Thumb”

I was just a poor boy with many a mile to run
Who can say what brought me here under the devil’s thumb
This place is full of sinners and I know I’m one
Many a wayward soul is down under the devil’s thumb

Under the devil’s thumb, under the devil’s thumb
Many a man has lived and died under the devil’s thumb

When the winds start blowin, look to where they’re from
You will see us looking round, down from the devil’s thumb
You can choose to join us, when your time is come
Plenty of room and fire and doom under the devil’s thumb

Under the devil’s thumb, under the devil’s thumb
Many a man has lived and died under the devil’s thumb

Greed and vice will lead you here, we take both old and young
But all of us are guilty when we’re under the devil’s thumb
The walls are made of fire, stretching to the sun
We work all day in pain and vain, under the devil’s thumb

Under the devil’s thumb, under the devil’s thumb
Many a man has lived and died under the devil’s thumb

My guilt weighs on me heavy, my ramblin days are done
It seems like I was born to die under the devil’s thumb
So when the devil taunts you, you must overcome
Heed what I say and you will stay far from the devil’s thumb

Under the devil’s thumb, under the devil’s thumb
Many a man has lived and died under the devil’s thumb
Under the devil’s thumb, under the devil’s thumb
Many a man has lived and died under the devil’s thumb

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from Dots and Lines, released December 12, 2014
Eric Elliott - Vocals, Acoustic Mountain Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar

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Eric Elliott Boulder, Colorado

Eric Elliott is a songwriter and mountain dulcimer player currently living and playing in Seattle, WA.

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