Me and the Devil Blues

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"Me and the Devil Blues"
Me and the Devil Blues.jpg
Original 78 record label
Single by Robert Johnson
Released 1937 (1937)
Format 78 rpm record
Recorded Dallas, Texas, June 19, 1937
Genre Blues
Length
  • 2:37 (take 1)
  • 2:29 (take 2)
Label Vocalion (no. 04108 – both takes)
Songwriter(s) Robert Johnson
Producer(s) Don Law

"Me and the Devil Blues" is a blues song by Robert Johnson. It tells the story of the singer's waking up one morning to the devil knocking on the door, telling him that "it's time to go".[1]

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 and The Doors.

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