"Devil Went Down to Georgia" as written by and J.p. Richardson....
Devil Went Down to Georgia

It's been ten long years since
The devil laid his fiddle at Johnny's feet
And it burned inside his mind
The way he suffered that defeat
In the darkest pits of hell
The devil hatched an evil plan
To tempt the fiddle player for
He's just a mortal man
"The sin of pride," the devil
Cried is what will do you in
"I thought we had this settled,
I'm the best there's ever been."

Johnny did you ever know
That time keeps marching on
The coldest hour is the one
Comes just before the dawn
The devil's back in Georgia
Will you stand up to the test
Or will you let the devil be the best?

"In truth I haven't played much
Since the baby came in June
But give me half a minute an'
I'll get this fiddle back in tune"

The devil grabbed the golden
Fiddle out of Johnny's hand and said
"Though I'm the fiddle player
Underground and I walk upon the land"

"Y'all just better be just turnin'
Back if you want this boy to win
'Cos practice is the only cure for
The predicament he's in"

"Now devil it would be a sin
For you to get my bow
You go on back to hell and to
The wood shed I will go"

Johnny are you practising or
Will your hands grow cold?
The devil walks the land and
Plays a fiddle made of gold
Can you hear the babe a crying,
Will he ever know
The devil wants his daddy's very soul?

"Before we play I want to
Thank you for letting God's
Own Word ring true
He said you can't be trusted"
"Yes but what you gonna do?"
"Well you get your fiddle devil if
You think that you can win
'Cos I beat you once you old dog
And I can whip your butt again"

John Brown's green, the devil is red
Mama's little baby loves short-nymph bread
The devil's dream is that he can win
But Johnny is the best that's ever been

Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned

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    General CommentThis is awesome, i believe what its about is that Pride can be what takes you places. Think about it. "The Sin of Pride." If you have pride, it can be the Double Edged Sword that kills your life. That may be the source of this 'Curse of 27' that was mentioned in Part 1 of this song. Anyway... You got two People who are both good at something, but theres one whom claims s/he's the best, and theres the other one who's trying to undermine them and bring them down.
    Daxunyrron February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe title sould be "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia."
    Invader TAKon November 03, 2007   Link

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