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    Default Robert Hunter RIP

    Looks like Robert Hunter Grateful Dead collaborator and Lyricist passed away last night.
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    Rip.
    Last edited by MikeEdgerton; Sep-25-2019 at 7:51am.
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    Fare you well my honey
    Fare you well my only true one
    All the birds that were singing
    Have flown except you alone

    Going to leave this Brokedown Palace
    On my hands and my knees I will roll roll roll
    Make myself a bed by the waterside
    In my time - in my time - I will roll roll roll

    In a bed, in a bed
    by the waterside I will lay my head
    Listen to the river sing sweet songs
    to rock my soul

    River gonna take me
    Sing me sweet and sleepy
    Sing me sweet and sleepy
    all the way back back home
    It's a far gone lullaby
    sung many years ago
    Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come
    since I first left home

    Goin home, goin home
    by the waterside I will rest my bones
    Listen to the river sing sweet songs
    to rock my soul

    Going to plant a weeping willow
    On the banks green edge it will grow grow grow
    Sing a lullaby beside the water
    Lovers come and go - the river roll roll roll

    Fare you well, fare you well
    I love you more than words can tell
    Listen to the river sing sweet songs
    to rock my soul

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    Default R. I. P. Robert Hunter

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ad-889788/amp/

    He will be missed, but thankfully his memorable lyrics will live on.

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    Lost one of the greatest lyricists of all time. The article says his favorite lyric was from Ripple, “Let it be known there is a fountain that was not made by the hands of men.” Dawg played on the studio version (like everyone here didn't already know that).

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    Sad news, goodbye Robert.
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    Thanks for the words Robert, RIP.
    This one’s a joint effort:

    Larry Price Friend Of The Devil written by Jerry Garcia
    Tony Price Robert Hunter
    Chris Hillman John Dawson
    Herb Pedersen

    G G/F# G/E G/D C C/B C/A C/F# 4X

    G G/F# G/E G/D C C/B C/A C/F#
    I lit out from Reno I was trailed by twenty hounds
    G G/F# G/E G/D C C/B C/A C/F#
    Didn't get to sleep last night but morning came around
    D
    Set out running but I take my time
    Am
    A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
    D
    If I get home before day light
    Am D
    I just might catch some sleep tonight
    G G/F# G/E G/D C C/B C/A C/F#
    Ran into the devil babe he loaned me twenty bills
    G G/F# G/E C C/B C/A C/F#
    Spent the night in Utah with a cave up in the hills
    D
    Set out running but I take my time
    Am
    A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
    D
    If I get home before day light
    Am D
    I just might get some sleep tonight

    SOLO

    D
    Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night
    C
    The first one's named Sweet Anne Marie and she's my heart's delight
    D
    Second one's in prison babe the sheriff's on my trail
    C D
    And if he catches up with me I'll spend my life in jail

    SOLO

    G G/F# G/E G/D C C/B C/A C/F#
    Ran down to the levee but the devil caught me there
    G G/F# G/E G/D C C/B C/A C/F#
    Took my twenty dollar bill and he vanished in the air
    D
    Set out running but I take my time
    Am
    A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
    D
    If I get home before day light
    Am D
    I just might get some sleep tonight

    SOLO

    D
    Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night
    C
    The first one's named Sweet Anne Marie and she's my heart's delight
    D
    Second one's in prison babe the sheriff's on my trail
    C D
    And if he catches up with me I'll spend my life in jail
    G G/F# G/E G/D C C/B C/A C/F#
    Got a wife in Chino babe and one in Cherokee
    G G/F# G/E G/D C C/B C/A C/F#
    First one says she's got my child but it don't look like me
    D
    Set out running but I take my time
    Am
    A friend of the devil is a friend of mine
    D
    If I get home before day light
    Am D
    I just might get some sleep tonight


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    Never heard that anybody than Garcia, Dawson and Hunter should have been involved in the writing of Friend of the Devil

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    It's a huge loss....a true gentleman among those who wandered way out, but with out him they never could have wandered so far.

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    I was just listening last week to Jesse McReynolds' Songs of the Grateful Dead that Robert Hunter collaborated on. A beautiful CD, Robert was one of my favorite Lyricists. He seemed to evoke such a Depression Era Americana feeling on his songs.

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    He was one of the very best lyricists. Some absolutely great tunes came from his pen and the guitar of Jerry or Bobby.
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    I merged the two Robert Hunter threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viejo1 View Post
    I was just listening last week to Jesse McReynolds' Songs of the Grateful Dead that Robert Hunter collaborated on. A beautiful CD, Robert was one of my favorite Lyricists. He seemed to evoke such a Depression Era Americana feeling on his songs.
    Pete Rowan has always had the gift of being able to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustyback View Post
    Never heard that anybody than Garcia, Dawson and Hunter should have been involved in the writing of Friend of the Devil
    It was those three. atsunrise's post is just a very confusingly formatted chord chart from a Rice, Rice, Hillman, Pedersen recording of FOTD.

    Image it more like this:

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    (Larry Price [sic])       Friend Of The Devil written by Jerry Garcia
    (Tony Price [sic])        Robert Hunter
    (Chris Hillman)           John Dawson
    (Herb Pedersen)

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    Thanks Jefflester, many apologies, it’s my occasionally provocative nature that got the better of me.
    I could add in my defense that the site where I found this info has been up for many years, spreading the confusion.

    On a lighter note here’s a prank call from a Grateful Dead lover, or at least someone who enjoyed Robert’s poetry.
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    Q: What's the difference between songwriting and poetry?
    A: Royalties.

    But it's damn good when they come together. Bye, Bob.

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