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The song is written in the key of D minor. Vassar Clements originally wrote the basic melody an octave lower, in a tune called "Lonesome Fiddle Blues" released on Clements' self-titled album on which Charlie Daniels played guitar. The Charlie Daniels Band moved it up an octave and put words to it. The song's verses are closer to being spoken rather than sung i. The performances of Satan and Johnny are played as instrumental bridges. The song is an uptempo bluegrass song about the Devil 's failed attempt to gain a young man's soul through a fiddle -playing contest that involves enticing the young man's participation with a worldly prize. 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.
By Chris Willman. But, of course, the song would not be coming out at all, if not in commemorating the dead of Daniels, who died July 6 at age It was a fun song to tackle and brought back so many good memories for us all. When Charlie Daniels passed last month, the world lost a music icon.
Fehlerhaften Songtext melden. Log dich ein um diese Funktion zu nutzen. The Devil went down to Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal He was in a bind, 'cause he was way behind, he was willing to make a deal When he came across this young man sawing on a fiddle and playing it hot And the Devil jumped up on a hickory stump, said, "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'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. Songtext kommentieren. E-Mail Adresse. Website optional. Quiz Wer ist auf der Suche nach seinem Vater?