“The Devil Came to My Door”


"'Twas on one dusky evening When I was very poor, A story you may believe me, The Devil come to my door." The devil comes to claim "brother Mike," but sister Bets breaks his back with her wooden leg. Now the Devil is dead and the family can celebrate

Cross references


  1. Randolph 419, "The Devil Came to My Door" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1696
  3. BI, R419


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1942 (Randolph)
Found in: US(So)