Friend of the Devil

Grateful Dead

 GG/F#G/EG/DCC/BC/AC/G
 I lit out from Reno I was trailed by twenty hounds     
 GG/F#G/EG/DCC/BC/AC/G
 Didn't get to sleep that night till the morning came around   

CHORUS:
 D
 Set out runnin' but I take my time
 Am
friend of the devil is a friend of mine
 D
If I get home before day light
Am D riff 1 (as D - G)
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 ...CHORUS

Ran down to the levee but the devil caught me there
took my twenty dollar bill and he vanished in the air ...CHORUS

BRIDGE:
riff 2 D
Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night
 C/G
The first one's named Sweet Anne Marie and she's my heart's delight
 D
 Second one is prison, baby, the shefiff's on my trail
Am C D riff 3 (D - G)
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
...CHORUS

G: x x x 0 0 3 strum= base note, \\ (downstroke), / (upstroke)
G/F#: x x 4 0 0 3 \\ /
G/E: x x 2 0 0 3 \\ /
G/D: x x 0 0 0 3

riff 1: D -0-------0-\\-/---\\-/---0-4--- riff 2: D -0---------
        A -----0-2---\\-/-0-\\-/-4-------         A -------0---
        E ---2-------\\-/---\\-/---------         E ---0-2-----
riff 3: D ---0-------0-\\-/---\\-/-0---0-4-
        A -0-----0-2---\\-/-0-\\-/---4-----
        E -----2-------\\-/---\\-/---------


(from American Beauty, 1970)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)


Am C C/B C/G D G G/D G/E G/F#
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intothemusic (report comment to admin):
this version I found at the Dylanchords.info site

Friend of the Devil
Garcia/Hunter/Dawson
Played frequently by Dylan during the late 1990s
Tabbed by Eyolf Ă˜strem


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Chords (and intro):

G' xx5430
G/f# xx4030
C/e xx2010
G/d xx000(0)
C x32010
C/b x20010 (at least this is how he plays it, with the index finger
left on the second string)
Am x02210

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G' G/f# C/e G/d C C/b Am
I lit out from Reno, I was trailed by twenty hounds
G' G/f# C/e G/d C C/b Am
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 C D
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.
D
Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night,
Am
The first one's named Sweet Anne Marie, and she's my hearts delight.
D
The second one is prison, babe, the sheriff's 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.