"Friend Of The Devil" lyrics - JERRY GARCIA BAND

"Friend Of The Devil"
(John Dawson / Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter)

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
If I get home before daylight I just might get some sleep

I ran into the devil babe, he loaned me twenty bills
I spent the night in Utah in a cave up in the hills


I ran down to the levee but the devil caught me there
He took my twenty dollar bill and vanished in the air


Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night
The first one's named sweet Anne Marie and she's my heart's delight
Second one is prison baby, 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
First one says she's got my child but it don't look like me