“Yonder Comes the Devil”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: c.1973 (recording, Joe Jones)
Keywords: humorous nonballad nonsense talltale Devil food
Found in: Britain(England(Lond))


The Devil, with his pitchfork and shovel, tries to dig up potatoes in the turnpike road. "And the road was so hard and he couldn't get 'em up. So yonder run the Devil with his tail cocked up"