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Friend of the Devil

Grateful Dead

 

Strum Guide

Easy Strum:  B   D   D U D U

             1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Alternating     B   D U B   D U

Bass Strum:     1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

        231

Am:   x02210

 

Intro:

/ G - - - / - - - - / C - - - / - - - - / x4

 

G (2)

I lit out from Reno,

            C (2)

I was trailed by twenty hounds

 G (2)

Didn't get to sleep that night

               C (2)

'Till the morning came around.

 

Chorus:

  D (2)

Set out runnin' but I take my time

     Am (2)

A friend of the devil is a friend of mine

   D (2)

If I get home before daylight,

   Am (2)                                 D (4)

I just might get some sleep tonight.

 

 G (2)

Ran into the devil, babe,

      C (2)

He loaned me twenty bills

    G (2)

I spent the night in Utah

        C (2)

In a cave up in the hills.

 

Chorus

 

   G (2)

I ran down to the levee

             C (2)

But the devil caught me there

 

       G (2)

He took my twenty-dollar bill

        C (2)

And vanished in the air.

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

  D (2)

Got two reasons why I cry

    D (2)

Away each lonely night,

       C (2)

The first one's named Sweet Anne Marie,

          C (2)                        

And she's my hearts delight.

        D (2)

The second one is prison, baby,

          D (2)

The sheriff's on my trail,

      Am (2)

And if he catches up with me,

        C                    D (4)

I'll spend my life in jail.

 

  G (2)

Got a wife in Chino, babe,

      C (2)

And one in Cherokee

       G (2)

The first one says she's got my child,

      C (2)

But it don't look like me.

 

Chorus

 

Instrumental Verse & Chorus

 

Repeat from Bridge, End at Chorus (hold last D)

 

 

 

Friend of the Devil

Riffs

 

Intro Riff (easier version):

 

 

Intro Riff (the real deal):

           B   D  U  etc.

 

Bridge Riff 1 (Played over first 4 measures of D)

        D              D                 D             D                  D             D          U          U      U D

 

Bridge Riff 2 (Played over second 4 measures of D)

                         D                  D             D                 D              D                 D  U  D  U     U


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.