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

I set out running but I take my time
A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight
I might get some sleep tonight

I ran into the Devil, babe
He loaned me twenty bills
I spent that night in Utah
In a cave up in the hills

I set out running but I take my time
A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight
I might get some sleep tonight

I ran down to the levee
But the Devil caught me there
He took my twenty dollar bill
And he vanished in the air

I set out running but I take my time
A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight
I might get some sleep tonight

Got two reasons why I cry
away each lonely night
First one's named sweet Anne Marie
and she's my heart's delight
Second one is prison, baby
the sheriff's on my trail
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

I set out running but I take my time
A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine
If I get home before daylight
I might get some sleep tonight

Friend Of The Devil (unreleased cover)
Words byRobert Hunter
Music byJohn Dawson & Jerry Garcia
Performed byElvis Costello, Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Douglas & others (2007-04-27)
Elvis Costello's High Whines & Spirits (2008-10-05)
Elvis Costello & The Sugarcanes (2009-2010)
Elvis Costello, Jim Lauderdale & Mike Compton (2009-06-22)

First known performance:
April 27, 2007, Wilkesboro, NC
Last known performance:
March 27, 2011, New York, NY
     (48 known performances)


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Grateful Dead  1970 American Beauty AMGWikipediaAmazon
Lyle Lovett  1991 Deadicated WikipediaAmazon
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman  1997 Live On Letterman: Music From The Late Show AMGAmazon
 Ministry  1997 The Bridge School Concerts Vol. One AMG
 Ramblin' Jack Elliott & Bob Weir  1998 Friends Of Mine Amazon
Bob Dylan  2000 Stolen Roses: Songs Of The Grateful Dead Amazon
 Counting Crows  2003 Films About Ghosts Wikipedia
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers  2009 The Live Anthology AMGWikipediaAmazon

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