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Early this morning
When you knocked upon my door
Early this morning, oooo
When you knocked upon my door
And I said hello Satan
I believe it's time to go


Me and the Devil
Was walkin' side by side
Me and the Devil, woooo
Was walking side by side
And I'm going to beat my woman
'Til I get satisfied

She said you don't see why
That she would dog me 'round
(Spoken:) Now baby you know you ain't doin' me right don'tcha
She say you don't see why, whoooo
That she would dog me 'round
It must-a be that old evil spirit
So deep down in the ground
You may bury my body
Down by the highway side
(Spoken:) Baby, I don't care where you bury my body when I'm dead and gone
You may bury my body, woooo
Down by the highway side
So my old evil spirit
Can get a Greyhound bus and ride



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    UnregisteredAug 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    Many don't take the story of robert jonson selling hs soul to be literally true. I believe that it is entirely possible, though of course I can't - and have no interest in trying to - prove it; bu even if you don't believe in the devil, he (johnson) wrote so many songs about it and in making a deal with the devil that it only makes sense to acknowledge that at least johnson believed it.
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    UnregisteredAug 3, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    Robert johnson wis referring to.
    Leaving his place as an afro american/ "evil spirit" and being reborn as a human. His wife did not like that he would walk side by side with the devil/white man and asks him why, he don't know why, so he beats her.
    In the late 1930's when this song was recorded african americans had to give up their seats on trains to whites. Thanks to jim crow greyhound/buses gave african americans a position in the back of the bus it assured them a ride to their destination without giving up their seats to whites. Bury me by the highway so I can finally get a seat to my destination on a greyhound bus. Robert johnson liked greyhound and so did muddy waters!

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