Friend of the Devil

Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, Lyrics by Robert Hunter

Friend of the Devil - Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, Lyrics by Robert Hunter -

I lit out from Reno. I was trailed by twenty hounds 
Didn’t get to sleep last night ‘till the morning came around 

Set out runnin’ but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight 

Ran into the devil, babe, he loaned me twenty bills 
I spent the night in Utah in a cave up in the hills 

Set out runnin’ but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight 

I ran down to the levee but the devil caught me there 
He took my twenty dollar bill and vanished in the air 

Set out runnin’ but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight, 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 hearts delight
The second one is 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 
The first one says she’s got my child, but it don’t look like me

Set out runnin’ but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight, 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 hearts delight
The second one is 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 
The first one says she’s got my child, but it don’t look like me

Set out runnin’ but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight 

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