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Friend Of The Devil (Garcia/Hunter/Dawson)


I lit out from Reno I was trailed by twenty hounds
Didn't get to sleep last night but morning came around
Set out running but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before day light
I just might catch some sleep tonight
Ran into the devil babe he loaned me twenty bills
Spent the night in Utah with a cave up in the hills
Set out running but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before day light
I just might get some sleep tonight

Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night
The first one's named Sweet Anne Marie and she's my heart's delight
Second one's in prison babe the sheriff's on my trail
And if he catches up with me I'll spend my life in jail

Ran down to the levee but the devil caught me there
Took my twenty dollar bill and he vanished in the air
Set out running but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before day light
I just might get some sleep tonight

Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night
The first one's named Sweet Anne Marie and she's my heart's delight
Second one's in prison babe the sheriff's on my trail
And if he catches up with me I'll spend my life in jail
Got a wife in Chino babe and one in Cherokee
First one says she's got my child but it don't look like me
Set out running but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before day light
I just might get some sleep tonight


"Rice, Rice, Hillman, Pedersen"
Rounder Records 1999
Ice Nice Publishing Company