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Primus – The Devil Went Down To Georgia lyrics

The devil went down Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal
He was in a bind because he was way behind, so he was willing to make a deal
When he come across this young man sawing on a fiddle an' playing it hot
An' the devil jumps up on a hickory stump and says, "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 will make a bet with you
You play a pretty good fiddle son but give the devil his due
I bet a fiddle a gold against your soul I think I better than you"

Boy said, "My names Johnny an' it might be a sin
But I'll take your bet an' your gonna regret I'm the best that's ever been."

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

The devil opened up his case an' said, "I'll start this show."
Fire flew from his fingertips as he rosined up his bow

He dragged the bow across the strings and it made an' evil hiss
An' then a band of demons joined in an' it sounded somethin' like this

[Demonic Violin Piece]

The devil finished, Johnny said, "Well your pretty good old son
But sit down in that chair right there an' let me show you how it's done"

Fire on the mountain, run boys run

[Johnny Plays]

Devil's in the house of the rising sun

[Johnny Plays]

Chicken in the bread pan picking out dough

[Johnny Plays]

Granny does your dog bite, "No child no"

[Solo]

The devil bowed his head 'cause he knew that he'd been beat
And he lay that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny's feet
Johnny said, "Devil come on back if you ever wanna try again
I told you once you son o' bitch I'm the best that ever been"

He played
Fire on the mountain, run boys run

[Johnny Plays]

Devil's in the house of the rising sun

[Johnny Plays]

Chicken in the bread pan picking out dough

[Johnny Plays]

Granny does your dog bite, "No child no"

[Solo]



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