if you should walk out in the morning
to fetch your water from the well
good people please beware
little children do take care
watch out for the devil's interval

when strumming through the woods in springtime
when evening blackbirds coo and caw
such sounds of joy and sadness
may hide the prince of darkness
beware the devil's interval

beware the devil's interval

the kettle whistlin' in the kitchen
the chiming clock that's in the hall
should they sound e flat to a
then Lucifer is on his way
here comes the devil's interval

here comes the devil's interval

don't take your loved one to the dance hall
lest music drag you down to hell
pay no mind to songs like these
for I may be Mephistopheles
singing the devil's interval

singing the devil's interval

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    Song MeaningAbout tritone.
    Which is An interval composed of three whole tones.
    This interval was frequently avoided in medieval ecclesiastical singing because of its dissonant quality.
    nicknamed the diabolus in musica ("the Devil in music").
    "Because of that original symbolic association with the devil and its avoidance, this interval came to be heard in Western cultural convention as suggesting an "evil" connotative meaning in music. Today the interval continues to suggest an "oppressive", "scary", or "evil" sound."

    Mallorieon October 11, 2012   Link

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