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Song title: A night with the Jersey Devil

A night with the Jersey Devil

Hear me now!
I was born 13th child, 'neath the 13th moon
Spit out hungry and born anew
Daddy drag me to the river tie me in rocks
Throw me in where it's deep and wide
I go down, I don't die
Hole in the river bottom, I crawl through
Come back kill six brothers and sisters, kill Papa too
Sway down Mama, sway down low
They gonna know me wherever I go

Into my bed with her kerosene my mama creep
Set my flesh to burning, whilst I sleep
I burn, burn, burn, till my soul burn black
Black rains fall, I come back, I come back
Get down Mama, get down low
They gonna know me wherever I go

16 witches cast 16 spells
Make me guitar outta skin and human skull
Sing you a song like the wind in the sandy loam
Bring you baby out'cha your happy home

Ram's head, forked tail, clove hoof, love's my trail
I sup on your body, sip on your blood like wine
Out world theirs, this world mine
So kiss me baby till it hurts
God lost in heaven, we lost on earth
Sway down Mama, sway down low
They gonna know me wherever I go (yeah)
Wherever I go (yeah), wherever I go

Well I got a brand new lover
I love her, yes I do
Yeah she's my one and only and her name is Baby Blue
Now baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, blue
That's right
Whoah, ha!
Well now baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, blue

Notes: Composed as a gift for the fan for the Halloween night in 2008

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Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 31/10/2012 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester,NY ,USA during the Wrecking ball tour

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Unique known live performance: 31/10/2012 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester,NY ,USA

Song 'history':

Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Wrecking Ball tour (31/10/2012 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester,NY ,USA)
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