Me and the Devil Blues
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|"Me and the Devil Blues"|
Original 78 record label
|Single by Robert Johnson|
|Format||78 rpm record|
|Recorded||Dallas, Texas, June 19, 1937|
|Label||Vocalion (no. 04108 – both takes)|
The lyrics concluded with the lines "You may bury my body down by the highway side" / "So my old evil spirit can catch a Greyhound bus and ride." Johnson recorded the song, among others, in a warehouse in Dallas, that served as a makeshift recording studio, on June 19, 1937. It was his final recording session.
The song has become a blues standard and been covered, among others, by Peter Green Splinter Group, Cowboy Junkies, Eric Clapton, Soap&Skin, Widespread Panic, TS McPhee, Gil Scott-Heron, Black Stone Cherry and The Doors.
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