Charley Pride - "The Snakes Crawl at Night"


(A)The snakes crawl at night,

That's what they (D)say, (A)

When the sun goes (E)down,

Then the snakes will (A)play,

I watched that car pull into my driveway,

Saw a shadow slip away from my (E)house,

Then I (A)hurried straight and looked in (D)her room,

And (A)found it was my (E)loving (A)spouse,

Repeat Chorus

So I waited in the shadows until morning,

And the gun I held was trembling in my (E)hand,

No, I (A)did not plan to give them any (D)warning,

For the (A)devil on my (E)shoulder had (A)command,

Repeat Chorus

Oh, the trial in a little while, was over,

And they sentenced me to die right (E)away,

But (A)before I leave this courtroom please, your (D)honor,

There's (A)something more that (E)I would like to (A)say,

Repeat Chorus X2