Friend Of The Devil

Friend of the Devil – Garcia/Hunter

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Lesson:

 

 

G   C   G

G                                   C                       G

I lit out from Reno, I was trailed by twenty hounds

C                      G

Didn’t get to sleep last night till the morning came around.

D

Set out runnin’ but I take my time

Am

A friend of the devil is a friend of mine

D

If I get home before daylight,

Am                                         D     Dsus4 D D

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.

 

D

Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night,

C

The first ones named sweet Anne Marie, and she’s my hearts delight

D

Second one is prison, babe, the sheriffs on my trail,

Am                                            C                     D

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.