Devil Came Down to Georgia Lyrics - The Charlie Daniels Band

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The devil went down to Georgia
He was lookin' for a soul to steal
He was in a bind
'Cause he was way behind
And 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

you probably didnt even know it
but I'm a fiddle player too
And if you care to take a dare I'll just 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
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'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 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.
[Instramental]

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 an evil hiss
And a band of demons joined in
And it sounded something like this

[Instrumental]

When the devil finished
Johnny said well you're pretty good old son
But just flop down in that chair right there
And let me show you how this stuffs done

Fire on the Mountain
Run boys, run
The devil's in the House of the Rising Sun
Chicken in a bread pan picken' at dough
Granny does your dog bite
No child, no

[Instrumental]

The devil bowed his head
Because he knew that he'd been beat
And he laid that golden fiddle
down On the ground at Johnny's feet

Johnny said, Devil just come on back
If you ever wanna try again
I done told you once you son of a gun
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
Chicken in a bread pan picken' at dough
Granny does your dog bite
No child, no

[Instrumental to end]



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OMG! | Reviewer: haylee | 6/16/2008

My grandfather used to sing this to me when i was younger. i always thought that he made it up. i saw a review of it the other day on a TV show and i thought that it would be cool if i memorized it. I think that it is an awesome song and i will never forget it!! Thanks Charlie Daniels BAnd!!!-haylee harris



what a classic | Reviewer: dave taylor | 7/14/2007

This is a classic track - great musicianship and lyrics. It never dates and sounds as good now as it did when i first heard it over 20 years ago.



Devil Went Down To Georgia | Reviewer: Sniperz | 4/29/2006

The Devil went down to Georgia. He was lookin' for a soul to steal.
He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind, and 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'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.
Now, you play 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, you're gonna regret, 'cause I'm the best that's ever been."

Johnny, 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.
And he pulled the bow across the strings and it made an evil hiss.
Then a band of demons joined in and it sounded somethin' like this:

::Fiddle interlude::

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 in the bread pan pickin' 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 want to try again.
Cause I told you once, you son of a gun*, I'm the best that's ever been."

He played:

Fire on the mountain. Run, boys, run.
The devil's in the House of the Rising Sun.
Chicken in the bread pan pickin' out dough.
Granny, will your dog bite? No, child, no.





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