Friend of the Devil

Grateful Dead

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jerome J. Garcia, John C. Dawson, Robert C. Hunter
album: Track 2 in album American Beauty
release date: 1970-11-1
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Country Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Acoustic
length: 3:25
producer: Grateful Dead
mandolin: David Grisman
co-producer: Stephen Barncard
composer: John Dawson, Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
lyricist: Robert Hunter

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Grateful Dead American Beauty cover art

Lyrics

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I lit up from Reno
Didn't get to sleep that night

A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine
I just might get some sleep tonight
I ran into the Devil, babe
I spent that night in Utah

A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
I just might get some sleep tonight
I ran down to the levee
He took my twenty dollar bill

A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine
I just might get some sleep tonight
Got two reasons why I cry
First one's named sweet Anne Marie
Second one is prison, baby
If he catches up with me

And one in Cherokee
But it don't look like me
I set out running but I take my time
If I get home before daylight

Away each lonely night
And she's my heart's delight
The sheriff's on my trail
I'll spend my life in jail
Got a wife in Chino, babe
First one says she's got my child

A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine
I just might get some sleep tonight

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Box of Rain
  • 2 Friend of the Devil
  • 3 Sugar Magnolia
  • 4 Operator
  • 5 Candyman
  • 6 Ripple
  • 7 Brokedown Palace
  • 8 Till the Morning Comes
  • 9 Attics of My Life
  • 10 Truckin’