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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.