Race With the Devil
Gene Vincent Lyrics


Well I've led an evil life, so they say
But I'll hide from the devil on judgement day, I said
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah

Well me and the devil, sittin at a stop light
He started rollin', I was out of sight, I said
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah

Well, goin' pretty fast, looked behind
A-hear come the the devil doin' ninety-nine, I said
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah

Well thought I was smart, the race was won
A-hear come the devil doin' a-hundred and one
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line

I was goin' pretty fast, looked behind
A-hear come the the devil doin' ninety-nine, I said
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah

Well I've led an evil life, so they say
But I'll hide from the devil on judgement day, I said
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line

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Written by: BILL DAVIS, GENE VINCENT

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john smith

Well I've led an evil life, so they say
But I'll hide from the devil on judgement day, I said
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah

Well me and the devil, at a stop light
He started rollin', I was out of sight, I said
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah

Well, goin' pretty fast, looked behind
A-hear come the the devil doin' ninety-nine, I said
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah

Well thought I was smart, the race was won
A-hear come the devil doin' a-hundred and one
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line

Well, goin' pretty fast, looked behind
A-hear come the the devil doin' ninety-nine, I said
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line, oh yeah!

Well I've led an evil life, so they say
But I'll hide from the devil on judgement day, I said
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move, hot-rod, move man
Move hot-rod, move me on down the the line



All comments from YouTube:

T73 Sd

Cliff Gallup, Scotty Moore & James Burton should get a lot more recognition for their role in early rock n roll.

Jim Hoerr

The story is that when Gene and the band went to record their first session, the "executives" had a half dozen session players in reserve in case the band wasn't good enough. When they heard Gallup's lead on this song, they quietly packed their equipment and left.

djangorheinhardt

Well I read it was the great Hank Garland standing by ,who when he heard Cliff play he just said let's go home,or words to that effect.

linda vidler

not true im afraid Ken Nelson said there was no need for extra Musicians

Sean Meisner

That's a great story, and I wish it was true. Alas, it isn't.

Capitol's Ken Nelson, a fine gentleman who took Gene and the band under his wing, has repeatedly refuted it. As he said, a big label like Capitol wasn't going to waste money booking expensive session musicians to support a (then) unknown singer.

And besides, rock and roll was unknown (and throwaway) territory for the major labels then, so they were open to the idea of just turning them loose in the studio and finding "the record" after...if there WAS a record. As Mr. Nelson has said, it just happened that Gene and the 'Caps had the goods.

Connar Downes

Cliff Gallup is one of the most underated guitar players of all time!

Troy Place

He was amazing! How many times have you heard a Gene Vicent cover? Maybe one from Setzer because no one else can play like Cliff. He was only underrated because no one could play a concert at that pace. The other record labels knew their boys couldn't keep up, and no one was ready for Gene's attitude until about 1968 when MC5 kicked out the jams.

Mick Theobald

@Siniša Marin for me, he was the real king of rock n roll

Mick Theobald

Agreed

Anonymous Bosch

Not underrated at all , every single guitar player famous and not so famous has him at no. 1 , simply the king of the electric six string ..

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