I lit out from Reno I was trailed by 20 hounds.
Didn't get to sleep that night till morning came around..
Chorus: I 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 tonight.
I ran into the Devil, babe, he loaned me twenty bills.
I spent that 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, and the 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.
The first one says she's got my child but it don't look like me.
Friend of the Devil. Words by Robert Hunter, music by Jerry Garcia and John Dawson.