Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 8, 2011 12:41:35 GMT
Me and the devil, Walking side by side. Me and the devil, Going to take you on a long and evil ride. The woman is a devil, That's what I've been told. Woman is a devil, That's what I've been told. She'll take all your money, Then she'll spend all your gold. All right. The devil is a woman. She's a woman. Well I play my acts, honey She take the whole damn role. Keep on going, now, come on. All right play it, yeah. One more time. Well she feel like dying. Only twenty-one. Well she feel like dying, But she's only twenty-one. She's not the only, She's not the only one. All right, all right, all right. All right, all right. Gonna save the whole world. All right.
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"
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 Me And The Devil Blues lyrics
It was first recorded during the Rock Is Dead session of February 1969 at Sunset Sound studio as 'Me & The Devil Blues (The Devil Is A Woman)' but was later that year recorded as a stand alone track at Elektra studio which was also in LA. Robby Krieger plays some exceptional blues guitar on this track.
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Nov 21, 2012 22:13:22 GMT
Another one of Morrison's inspirations for this was 'The Devil is a Woman' a 1935 romance directed and photographed by Josef von Sternberg, who both Morrison and Manzarek attended UCLA classes with. It starred Marlene Dietrich, with Lionel Atwill, Cesar Romero and Luisa Espinel who was the paternal aunt of Linda Ronstadt.