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    Question Friend of the Devil

    I am looking for the standard notation of Friend of the Devil that I can print. Anyone have this?

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    I can't seem to find it right now, but do a search on the site for the Jerry Garcia songbook. Friend of the Devil is listed in there along with a bunch of others

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    Probably the only place to find it in standard notation is here:
    http://www.deaddisc.com/books/Grateful_Dead_Vol_1.htm

    You can see a previous discussion here (including a link to Grisman tab):
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/s...d-of-the-devil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil-D View Post
    I can't seem to find it right now, but do a search on the site for the Jerry Garcia songbook. Friend of the Devil is listed in there along with a bunch of others
    Chords, with a few guitar tabs for critical riffs.
    https://deadstein.files.wordpress.co...r-9-online.pdf

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    Take a look at The Bluegrass Fakebook for a melody line in standard notation, lyrics, and chords.
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    You can't have it, "Ouray!"

    Sorry, couldn't help myself. . .

    Love southwest Colorado! Been decades though.

    When you're ready for a real challenge, try learning stuff by ear. Sometimes, learning to whistle along to the recording is step 1. After that if it's in your head, your fingers will find the notes. Singing the mandolin! That's the end game!

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    I feel im getting a cold.
    I have the sneffles.....




    No help for the topic, i know, but...my favorite area in Colorado.

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    Practicing for next Dead On Live show at City Winery NYC Wed 9/12. Workingman's/Beauty, cover to cover, note for note, all instruments and vocals as recorded, played live. Fun!


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    Timely thread for me, the following just happened Monday via text:
    Guy I know: Can you sit in with us and play some Dead on mandolin?
    Me: Sure, my go to tunes are Ripple, Rider and the Grisman/Garcia version of Friend; what else you thinking?
    Him: Cool, and Cherise and Rubin of course!
    Me: (not the biggest Dead fan) ahh, I don't know it but will learn it!
    Him: Oh man it's the perfect Dead mando tune!
    Me: OK!

    I listen to the tune 3 times and kinda like the groove but can't think of why its so great on mando

    Me: Are you sure you don't want me to play guitar on Cherise?
    Him: NOOO! There is mandolin in it!!!

    So I print out lyrics to start coming up with a part and, lo and behold, I realize that the words (which I ignored the first 3 listens) feature Rubin playing the mandolin.

    Would it be wrong if I don't play anything at all and just hold up my mandolin each time the word is sung?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_mc View Post
    Would it be wrong if I don't play anything at all and just hold up my mandolin each time the word is sung?
    It would be wrong if you don't paint your mandolin and inlay it with jade face.

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    Would it be wrong if I don't play anything at all and just hold up my mandolin each time the word is sung?[/QUOTE]

    Maybe just strum the chords really loud every time someone sings "mandolin"? That might do the trick...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jefflester View Post
    It would be wrong if you don't paint your mandolin and inlay it with jade face.
    Well played, sir, well played.
    I can only play half as much as I want, because I only play half as much as I would like.

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