Me and the Devil Blues
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|"Me and the Devil Blues"|
Original 78 record label
|Single by Robert Johnson|
|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.
- Schroeder, Patricia R. (14 June 2004). Robert Johnson, mythmaking, and contemporary American culture - Patricia R. Schroeder - Google Books. ISBN 9780252029158. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
- Robert Palmer (1981). Deep Blues. Penguin Books. p. 116. ISBN 978-0-14-006223-6.
- Robert Palmer (1981). Deep Blues. Penguin Books. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-14-006223-6.
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