Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down To Georgia (ORIGINAL VERSION)

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ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE SONG! The one in Guitar Hero 3 was inspired by this one.

By Charlie Daniels Band, in the album Million Mile Reflections.

Lyrics:
The devil went down to Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal.
He was in a bind 'cos 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 upon a hickory stump and said: "Boy let me tell you what:
"I bet 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 a pretty good fiddle, boy, but give the devil his due:
"I bet a fiddle of gold against your soul, 'cos 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, your gonna regret, 'cos I'm the best that's ever been."

Johnny you rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard.
'Cos hells 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 resined up his bow.
And he pulled the bow across his strings and it made an evil hiss.
Then a band of demons joined in and it sounded something like this.
When the devil finished, Johnny said: "Well you're pretty good ol' son.
"But if you'll sit down in that chair, right there, and let me show you how its done."

Fire on the moun, run boys, run.
The devil's in the house of the risin' sun.
Chicken in the bread pin, pickin' out dough.
"Granny, does your dog bite?"
"No, child, no."

The devil bowed his head because he knew that he'd been beat.
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.
"I told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best that's ever been."

And he played fire on the mount, run boys, run.
The devil's in the house of the risin' sun.
Chicken in the bread pin pickin' out dough.
"Granny, does your dog bite?"
"No, child, no."

Alternative lyrics, by Reddit user RamsesThePigeon:
The Devil went down to Georgia
Where he got his red ass whupped
Johnny was proud
And he said out loud
"I'll never be one-upped!"

But as that challenge echoed
Out into the Georgia blue
The Lord jumped in
With his violin
Said, "It's time for round two!"

"You're getting mighty cocky,"
Said the Lord, "Now you're in trouble!"
"That kind of pride,
"I won't abide!
"It's nothing or it's double!"

Well, Johnny tightened up his strings
He said "Don't make me groan!
"I'll take the bet,
"But what I get
"Is a day upon your throne!"

There came a flash of lightning
And the Lord said "You're all in!
"But if you lose,
"You'll take a cruise
"Into oblivion!"

Johnny, now you're in too deep; that fiddle better sing!
'Cause now you're up against the guy who made everything!
If you win, you get a chance to rule both great and small
But if you lose, you won't exist at all...

The Lord rosined up his bow
And said "This will be quick!
"I know some things
"On Heaven's strings
"That ought to do the trick!"

With a mighty flourish
The Lord began his line
And his fiddle played
A serenade
That was quite divine:

♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♬ ♬ ♩ ♩♫ ♬ ♪ ♬
[ANGELIC MUSIC PLAYS]
♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♬ ♬ ♩ ♩♫ ♬ ♪ ♬

When the Lord had finished
Johnny only rolled his eyes
"If that's your best,
"Just take a rest,
"And witness your demise!"

♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♬ ♬ ♩ ♩♫ ♬ ♪ ♬
Rationality that you can't resist!
Jehovah's in a fight with an atheist!
All of Heaven's angels start to grieve!
You can't beat a man who doesn't believe!
♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♬ ♬ ♩ ♩♫ ♬ ♪ ♬

The Lord, he raised an eyebrow, saying "Johnny, you've been cheating!
"There's no sense smiting you, boy, if you can't feel the beating!"
Johnny said "I'll tell you what, just save those declarations.
"I'm so high, I've been playing the fiddle against hallucinations!"
And he played:

♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♬ ♬ ♩ ♩♫ ♬ ♪ ♬
Eating all the mushrooms and seeing stuff!
The Lord and the Devil have both had enough!
But Johnny has a question buried deep within:
Where did he find a golden violin?
♫ ♬ ♩ ♪ ♬ ♬ ♩ ♩♫ ♬ ♪ ♬

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