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The Devil Went Down to Georgia

This song is by The Charlie Daniels Band and appears…

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The Devil Went Down to Georgia
The devil went down to Georgia
He was lookin' for a soul to steal
He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind
He was willin' to make a deal

When he came across this young man
Sawin' on a fiddle and playin' it hot
And the devil jumped up on a hickory stump
And said: "Boy, let me tell you what

I guess you didn't know it but I'm a fiddle player too
And if you care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you
Now you play a pretty good fiddle, boy, but give the devil his due
I'll bet a fiddle of gold against your soul 'cause I think I'm better than you"

The boy said: "My name's Johnny and it might be a sin
But I'll take your bet and you're gonna regret
'Cause I'm the best there's ever been"

Johnny, you rosin' up your bow and play your fiddle hard
'Cause hell's broke loose in Georgia and the devil deals the cards
And if you win you get this shiny fiddle made of gold
But if you lose the devil gets your soul

The devil opened up his case and he said: "I'll start this show"
And fire flew from his fingertips as he rosined up his bow
Then he pulled the bow across the strings and it made a evil hiss
And a band of demons joined in and it sounded something like this

When the devil finished Johnny said:
"Well, you're pretty good old son
But sit down in that chair, right there
And let me show you how it's done"

Fire on the Mountain, run, boys, run
The devil's in the house of the rising sun
Chicken's in the bread pan picking out dough
Granny, does your dog bite? No, child, no

The devil bowed his head because he knew that he'd been beat
And he laid that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny's feet
Johnny said: "Devil, just come on back if you ever wanna try again
And I've told, you once you son of a bitch, I'm the best there's ever been"

And he played Fire on the Mountain, run, boys, run
The devil's in the house of the rising sun
The chicken's in the bread pan picking out dough
Granny, does your dog bite? No, child, no

Written by:

Tom Crain; Charlie Daniels; "Taz" DiGregorio; Fred Edwards; Charles Hayward; James W. Marshall