The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band

The devil went down to Georgia
He was lookin' for a soul to steal
He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind
When he come across a 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 is Johnny
And it might be a sin
But I'll take your bet you're gonna regret
'Cause I'm the best there's ever been
Johnny rosin' up your bow and play your fiddle hard
'Cause hell's broke loose in Georgia and the devil deals his 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 finger tips
As he rosin' up his bow
Then he pulled the bow across the strings
And it made an evil hiss
And then a band of demons joined in
And it sounded somethin' like this
(Instrumental Break)
When the devil finished Johnny said
Well you're pretty good 'ol 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 risin' sun
Chicken in a bread pan pickin' out dough
Granny does your dog bite, no child no
(Instrumental Break)
The devil bowed his head
Beacuse he knew that he'd been beat
And he layed that golden fiddle
On the ground at Johnny's feet
Johnny said Devil just come on back
If you ever want to try again
'Cause I told you once you son of a b_tch
I'm the best there's ever been
Fire on the mountain run boys run
The devil's in the house of the risin' sun
Chicken in a bread pan pickin' ou dough
Granny does your dog bite, no child no
(Instrumental break)

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