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The devil had her way with me
Then left me here in misery
She sailed a ship across the sea
To roll the bones with god

I closed my eyes and held my face
I cursed myself for my disgrace
I looked around to find some place
To roll the bones with god

Roll the bones and watch them tumble
Roll the bones and watch them fall,
Roll the bones and watch them tumble
Roll the bones

I live just on the edge of town
When I feel cold, I walk around
And feel myself go drifting down
To roll the bones with god

My hands around a cup of gin
To drown my crimes and sorrows in
I have to purge these filthy sins
To roll the bones with god (Chorus)

I’m not sure about the cross
Or who deserves to be the boss
I only know that there’s a cost
To roll the bones with god

Said the hangman with the rope
That hauls away all trace of hope
"You should have washed your face with soap
To roll the bones with god"