Me And The Devil (Blues) (Robert Johnson)

for this titel also Richard Bagel, Steven B Kille, Stephen Michael McCarty are registered for the copyright [GEMA]

Sources:

Gissing, Werner: Mississippi Delta Blues: Formen und Texte von Robert Johnson (1911-1938). (Beiträge zur Jazzforschung. Studies in Jazz Research). Graz, 1986

Sheet Music:

King of Spades Music

Recordings:

1938 - Robert Johnson - Dallas, Texas - June 20, 1937 - Vocalion 04108 (2 takes) - Robert Johnson (voc, g) - guitar blues similar to "Kindhearted Woman Blues", "Phonograph Blues", "Dead Shrimp Blues", "Steady Rollin' Man", "Little Queen Of Spades", "Honeymoon Blues"

1968/69 - Tony McPhee - Sept. 7, 1968-June 1969

1972 - The Groundhogs - on: Hogwash

1974 - Johnny Shines - on: Country Blues

1977 - Richard Bagel - on: Blues Stee

1979 - Dave Kelly - on: Willing

1983 - Richard Weihs - Extraplatte, on: Blueslieder - "Wia a Schottn"

1986 - Cowboy Junkies - on: Whites Of Earth Now!

1990 - Robert Lucas - on: Usin' Man Blues

1991 - John Hammond - on: Blues At Newport

1995 - Peter Laughner - on: Take the Guitar Player for a Ride

1998 - David Hay - on: Beg, Borrow Or Steel: The Origins, Music and Influence of Robert Johnson

1998 - Peter Green Splinter Group - on: The Robert Johnson Songbook

1998 - Tony McPhee - on: Me And the Devil/I Asked for Water

1999 - Harlem Slim - on: Delta Blues & Piedmont Ragtime

2000 - Rocky Lawrence - on: Songs of Robert Johnson

2001 - Dave McKenzie - on: Old New Borrowed and Blue

2001 - Eric Gales - on: Hellhound On My Trail: Songs Of Robert Johnson

2001 - Papa John Kolstad - on: Beans Taste Fine

2001 - Peter Green Splinter Group - on: Me & The Devil

2001 - Sleazy Geezer - on: Geezerphoelia

2002 - Elio & La Rollo Blues Band - on: Bianca Is Free

2002 - "Sir" Oliver Mally - on: I Picked Myself Up

2003 - Cowboy Junkies - on: In the Time Before Llamas

2004 - Dani Tzukerman - on: Sanhedrin

2004 - Eric Clapton - on: Me And Mr. Johnson

2004 - Gerald McClendon - on: Judgment Day: Songs of Robert Johnson

2004 - Hot Monkey Love - on: Primate Blues

2004 - Jennifer Ivester - on: A Take on Robert Johnson

2005 - Elam McKnight & Keith Carter - on: The Last Country Store

2006 - Rory Block - on: The Lady and Mr. Johnson

2006 - Vincent Druda - on: Blues With Attitude

2007 - D.B. And the Dynaflows - on: Road I Go

2007 - Splinter Group - on: Supernatural

2007 - Widespread Panic - on: Driving Songs Vol.1

2008 - Bob Long and Keith Miller - on: I Wonder To Myself

2008 - Doug Simmons - on: Johnson's Muddy Farm (Doug Simmons, Glen Mitchell, Robert Johnson)

2008 - Simply Red - on: Stars

2009 - Palàtan Blues Band - on: Tuta Stanote - "Mi e 'l diaolo"

? - The Collisions - on: Talk Is the New Action

Version take 1:

Early this mornin',
When you knocked upon my doo'.
Early this mornin', oooo
When you knocked upon my door'.
And I said "hello, Satan
I believe it's time to go".

Me and the Devil
Was walkin' side by side.
Me and the Devil, woooo
Was walking side by side.
An' I'm going to beat my woman,
Until I get satisfied.

She said, she don't see why,
The devil dog me 'roun'.
(Spoken: Now baby you know you ain't doin' me right now)
She said, she don't see why, whoooo,
The devil dog me 'roun'.
It must to be that ol' evil spirit,
So deep down in the groun'.

You may bury my body,
Down by the highway side.
(Spoken: Baby, I don't care where you bury my body when I'm dead and gone)
You may bury my body, woooo,
Down by the highway side.
So my ol' evil spirit,
Can get a Greyhound bus and ride.

Version take 2:

Early this mornin',
When you knocked upon my doo'.
Early this mornin', oooo
When you knocked upon my door'.
An' I said "hello, Satan
I believe it's time to go".

Me and the Devil
Was walkin' side by side.
Me and the Devil, woooo
Was walkin' side by side.
I'm going to beat my woman,
Until I get satisfied.

She said, she don't see why,
That I will dog her 'roun'.
(Spoken: Now baby you know you ain't doin' me right now)
She said you don't see why, whoooo,
That I will dog her 'roun'.
It must a been that ol' evil spirit,
So deep down in the groun'.

You may bury my body,
Down by the highway side.
(Spoken: Baby, I don't care where you bury my body when I'm dead and gone)
You may bury my body, woooo,
Down by the highway side.
So my ol' evil spirit,
Can get a Greyhound bus and ride.