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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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    UnregisteredDec 2, 2011 at 4:31 am
    Written by a man who felt he sacrificed some of the better things in life, for the best things in life, and learned to make peace with his decision
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    UnregisteredFeb 6, 2014 at 4:41 am
    This may be another reference of his deal to Satan. But have you ever thought the whole devil thing was for publicity purposes? Like today we the Illuminati and it makes people research that artist claimed to be in the secret society and makes the artist appeal more interesting then any other. So maybe Mr. Johnson was just feeding off the rumors. Because it does make his songs more entertaining when you think about the whole rumor. But then again another break out harpist Jimi Hendrix was rumored to have sold his soul to Satan. He is considered the best rock artist lyrically and guitar wise and Robert Johnson is considered the best blues player of all time so besides them both being claimed to have sold their soul for talent and being pioneers. For multiple genres they both died at age 27.
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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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    UnregisteredApr 22, 2012 at 4:36 am
    Woman troubles !

    Drive ya wild man. Make ya inner demons come out to play. All ends in someone loosin an eye.
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    UnregisteredJan 10, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    Robert johnson was writing about the effects of drinking and and being in a relationship with a woman whom he obviously had to beat on at least one occasion and that is referenced by that bringing the devil out in him. Classic imagery written by a true genius.

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