The song's verses are closer to being spoken rather than sung (i.e., recitation), and tell the story of a young man named Johnny, in a variant on the classic deal with the Devil. (The uncensored album version appears on the soundtrack of the film Urban Cowboy,[4] and it is this version that has been used on numerous music compilations since then.) i done told you once you son of a bitch i'll bet a fiddle of gold also, “them belly full (but we hungry” is appropriated from the bob marley track on the natty dread lp. it’s “just a quiet peaceful dance”, not death. Your lyrics are wrong. The devil bowed his head However, the music video shows that Johnny again prevails. Advisory - the following lyrics contain explicit language: The devil went down to georgia but if you lose the devil gets your soul. “just a quiet peaceful dance” is actually a reference to an important constitutional principal seemingly clearly violated by a California law prohibiting “known” gang members from congregating – even though unarmed and not violating any laws while doing so!

Johnny rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard "[3]) The last is a traditional American southern folk song "The House of the Rising Sun." johnny said well you're pretty good old son and he laid that golden fiddle run boys, run The Devil offers to give Johnny a golden fiddle if the young man plays better than he does; otherwise, the Devil will gain Johnny's soul. this idiocy in the end hurts us all. Johnny's final boast, as originally recorded for the Million Mile Reflections album, goes "I done told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best that's ever been." The devil opened up his case He played fire on the mountain and it sounded something like this, [instrumental]

At that moment, Johnny happens to be playing his fiddle impressively "hot." and it might be a sin as he rosined up his bow [20] In 2003, the song was ranked at #69 on CMT's 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music, and #5 on CMT's 20 Greatest Southern Rock Songs in 2006. no child, no

Kiss Music Recording Studios, Melbourne, Australia, These people ain't seen a brown-skinned man, Funk the track, my verbs sly like the Family Stone, Them pen devils set the stage for the war at home, The clockers born, starin' at an empty plate, The structure is set, ya never change it with a ballot pull, In the ruins there's a network for the toxic rock, Bosses rode south for new flesh and a factory floor, Can't waste a day when the night brings a hearse, So make a move and plead the fifth 'cause ya can't plead the first, They ain't gonna send us campin' like they did my man Fred Hampton, Still we lampin', still clockin' dirt for our sweat, A ballot's dead, so a bullet's what I get, A thousand years they had the tools, we should be takin' 'em, Fuck the G-ride, I want the machines that are makin' 'em, Our target straight with a room full of armed pawns, Make a move and plead the fifth 'cause ya can't plead the first, Can't waste a day, when the night brings a hearse, One god, one market, one truth, one consumer.

against your soul Charlie Daniels described "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" as such in 2008, "It's kind of our signature song. In 1993, a sequel to the song, titled "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia", was recorded and released by Daniels and fiddle player Mark O'Connor, featuring guest performances by Travis Tritt (as the devil), Marty Stuart (as Johnny) and Johnny Cash as the narrator. sawin' on a fiddle and playin' it hot Copyright: Writer(s): Charles Fred Hayward, William J. Digregorio, Charlie Daniels, Fred Edwards, James W. Marshall, John Crain Lyrics Terms of Use. Fight Back Lyrics: You're never gonna make it, you're not good enough / There's a million other people with the same stuff / You really think you're different? [instrumental to end], NEW SONG: AC/DC - "Shot In The Dark" - LYRICS, HOT SONG: 21 Savage x Metro Boomin - "My Dawg​" - LYRICS, NEW SONG: Rod Wave - POP SMOKE - "MOOD SWINGS" ft. Lil Tjay - LYRICS, 23 Boy Band Slow Jams That Made You Believe In Love, NEW SONG: Shawn Mendes - "Wonder" - LYRICS. “We hungry but their belly full” not “them belly full”! "[5][6], The original version of the song spent fourteen weeks on the Hot Country Singles charts in 1979, peaking at number 1 and holding the position for one week. In the sequel, the devil, his anger still unabated ten years after his defeat at young Johnny's hands, decides to take up the boy's challenge to "c'mon back if you ever wanna try again". The song begins as a disappointed Devil arrives in Georgia, apparently "way behind" on stealing souls, when he comes upon a fiddle-playing young man named Johnny. Charlie Daniels has stated in interviews, "I don't know where it came from, but it just did. The four songs are not performed but are only mentioned by reference. Out of desperation, the Devil, who as it turns out also plays the fiddle, offers Johnny the wager which involves challenging the young man to a fiddle-playing contest. [21] In June 1998, Epic Records re-released the song to country radio, but accidentally sent out the version in which the line "son of a bitch" was uncensored. but i'm a fiddle player too This error was quickly corrected, and the song re-entered the country charts at number 62 for the chart dated June 20, 1998. 'cause i think i'm better than you A metal version of the song was recorded by, This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 14:16. sergeants at arms types were poised to retrieve weapons but that’s not the point. Kru released a hip hop re-imagining of the song entitled "The Devil Came Up to Michigan" in 1991, featuring the devil and a deejay competing for a turntable of gold. [instrumental] we all are supposed to have a constitutional right to freedom of assembly but the supreme court quite ridiculously upheld the prohibition. Whitburn, Joel: "The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits", p. 92, Listen to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Million Mile Reflections - Charlie Daniels,The Charlie Daniels Band | Songs, Reviews, Credits", "Charlie Daniels : Songwriter Interviews", "Forty and Forward: The Devil Went Down to Georgia", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dgQzgNLmpA, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC9X8Xf3XRc, "K.M.C.



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