Grateful Dead

Friend Of The Devil

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I lit out from Reno
I was trailed by twenty hounds
Didn't get to sleep that night
'Till the morning came around

Set out running
But I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
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 running
But I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
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 running
But I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
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 say 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
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 say 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
I get home before daylight
I just might get some sleep tonight

Friend Of The Devil de Grateful Dead

This song appears in 21 albums


The Best of the Grateful Dead (Live) [Remastered]
2018

The Best of the Grateful Dead
2015

Complete Road Trips
2014

Complete Studio Albums Collection
2014

Complete Live Rarities Collection
2013

Live Albums Collection
2013

Road Trips, Vol. 3 No. 3: 5/15/70 (Fillmore East, New York, NY)
2010

Dick's Picks Vol. 11: 9/27/72 (Stanley Theater, Jersey City, NJ)
2009

Dick's Picks Vol. 36: 9/21/72 (The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA)
2005

Download Series Vol. 1: 4/30/77 (Palladium, New York, NY)
2005

Dick's Picks Vol. 33: 10/9/76 & 10/10/76 (Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland, CA)
2004

The Closing of Winterland: December 31, 1978 (Live)
2003

The Very Best of Grateful Dead
2003

Dick's Picks Vol. 25: 5/10/78 (Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT) & 5/11/78 (Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA)
2002

Dick's Picks Vol. 23: 9/17/72 (Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, MD)
2001

Dick's Picks Vol. 20: 9/25/76 (Capital Centre, Landover, MD) & 9/28/76 (Onondaga County War Memorial, Syrcause, NY)
2001

Dick's Picks Vol. 15: 9/3/77 (Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ)
1999

Dick's Picks Vol. 8: 5/2/70 (Harpur College, Binghamton, NY)
1997

Dick's Picks Vol. 5: 12/26/79 (Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, CA)
1996

Dead Set (Live)
1981

American Beauty
1970
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