Devil Came to My Door, The

DESCRIPTION: "'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
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: humorous Devil death family
FOUND IN: US(MW,So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 419, "The Devil Came to My Door" (1 text, 1 tune)
Grimes, p. 26, "The Death of the Devil" (1 text)

Roud #1696
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Farmer's Curst Wife" [Child 278] (plot)
File: R419

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