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Devil in Her Heart

Composer(s) : Richard Drapkin
Year : 1962
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Chords/Tabs: Devil in Her Heart

Devil In Her Heart

KEY G Major


FORM Intro -> Refrain/Verse(3X) -> Refrain -> Outro (complete ending)



- The lyrics and arrangement of this song present an argument betwen the backers who warn the lead of his lover's cruel dishonesty, and the lead who point-by-point protests their sad prophecies as false and refuses to be swayed by their counsel; it's a regular little Greek Chorus Drama in miniature.

- The form of the song though is surprisingly flat in spite of the dramatic scenario, with a mechanical succession of Refrain and Verse pairs. Defining my terms again:

  • Refrain == "She's got a devil in her heart ..." -- I'll still peg these sections as refrains in spite of the fact that the lyrics which follow the hook line keep changing in each reiteration.

  • Verse == "He'll never hurt me or desert me ..."

    - Both formal sections of the song have a convergent harmonic shape, which is unusual. The refrains start off with ii->V->I (shades of "Don't Let Me Down") and the verses start off with the IV->iv->I (Major IV to minor iv) cliche.

    - The transfer of this song from a female to male group obviously necessitated changing the words a bit as well as a transposition of key (the Donay's did it in E.) The original has a large-ish sounding band behind it and a fadeout ending. The Beatles include maracas, and not only make the ending a complete one, but adorn it with one of their beloved Major ninth/seventh chords on I.

    Ook op With the Beatles:

    ChordsNotes On
    It Won't Be Long It Won't Be Long
    All I've Got to Do All I've Got to Do
    All My Loving All My Loving
    Don't Bother Me Don't Bother Me
    Little Child Little Child
    Till There Was You Till There Was You
    Please Mr. Postman Please Mr. Postman
    Roll over Beethoven Roll over Beethoven
    Hold Me Tight Hold Me Tight
    You've Really Got a Hold on Me You've Really Got a Hold on Me
    I Wanna Be Your Man I Wanna Be Your Man
    Devil in Her Heart Devil in Her Heart
    Not a Second Time Not a Second Time
    Money (That's What I Want) Money (That's What I Want)

    Ook op On Air - Live At The BBC Vol 2:

    ChordsNotes On
    And Here We Are Again (speech) 
    Words of Love Words of Love
    How About It, Gorgeus? (speech) 
    Do You Want to Know a Secret Do You Want to Know a Secret
    Hey, Paul... (speech) 
    Anna (Go to Him) Anna (Go to Him)
    Hello! (speech) 
    Please Please Me Please Please Me
    Misery Misery
    I'm Talking About You 
    A Real Treat (speech) 
    Boys Boys
    Absolutely Fab (speech) 
    Chains Chains
    Ask Me Why Ask Me Why
    Till There Was You Till There Was You
    Lend Me Your Comb 
    Lower 5e (speech) 
    The Hippy Hippy Shake 
    Roll over Beethoven Roll over Beethoven
    There's a Place There's a Place
    Bumper Bundle (speech) 
    P.S. I Love You P.S. I Love You
    Please Mr. Postman Please Mr. Postman
    Beautiful Dreamer 
    Devil in Her Heart Devil in Her Heart
    The 49 Weeks (speech) 
    Sure To Fall 
    Never Mind, Eh? (speech) 
    Twist and Shout Twist and Shout
    Bye, Bye (speech) 
    John Pop Profile (speech) 
    George Pop Profile (speech) 
    I Saw Her Standing There I Saw Her Standing There
    Glad All Over 
    Lift Lid Again (speech) 
    I'll Get You I'll Get You
    She Loves You She Loves You
    Memphis, Tennessee 
    Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club 
    Now Hush, Hush (speech) 
    From Me to You From Me to You
    Money (That's What I Want) Money (That's What I Want)
    I Want to Hold Your Hand I Want to Hold Your Hand
    Brian Bathtubes 
    This Boy This Boy
    If I Wasn't In America 
    I Got A Woman 
    Long Tall Sally Long Tall Sally
    If I Fell If I Fell
    A Hard Job Writing Them (speech) 
    And I Love Her And I Love Her
    Oh, Can't We? Yes We Can (speech) 
    You Can't Do That You Can't Do That
    Honey Don't Honey Don't
    I'll Follow the Sun I'll Follow the Sun
    Green With Black Shutters (speech) 
    Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley] Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley]
    That's What We're Here For (speech) 
    I Feel Fine (Studio Outtake)
    Paul Pop Profile (speech) 
    Ringo Pop Profile (speech) 

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