From the recording Running on Smoke

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Salle and the Devil Man sprung from seeds collected from Pocatello and New Orleans. Enough said, on this one.

Lyrics

SALLE AND THE DEVIL MAN
Salle Anne born Louisiana
Down New Orleans way
As a little girl she like to play with dolls
Still does today

Folks around say she’s had the sight
Since she was nine years old
The little girl well she could look right through
To the corners of your soul
On the night she kissed the devil man
When he knocked upon her door
He left a hole where her heart had been
And Salle never loved no more

Johnny Brown was a working man
Diggin’ in the musty soil
Until one day when the walls gave in
And Johnny drew his breath no more

Whispered rumors said that Salle Anne
Had a line to the other side
A desperate widow with her desperate plea
Knocked on Salle’s door one night

In my dreams I hear my Johnny call
Said the widow to Salle Anne
I wasn’t ready for the reaper’s toll
I want to lay with him again

Salle told the widow “Take my hand”
I can show you to the devil’s door
All you gotta do is open it
And you won’t miss your man no more
And the widow kissed the devil man
When he knocked upon her door
He left a hole where her heart had been
She never missed her Johnny no more
Never missed her man - No more