The Devil Went Down to Georgia

The Charlie Daniels Band


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Charles Fred Hayward, Charlie Daniels, Fred Edwards, James W. Marshall, John Crain, William J. Digregorio
album: Track 6 in album Million Mile Reflections
release date: 1979
popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Southern Rock/Bluegrass
length: 3:36
writer: Fred Edwards, Charlie Hayward, James W. Marshall, Tommy Crain, William Joel Digregorio, Charlie Daniels

Album Information

label: Epic
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Charlie Daniels Band Million Mile Reflections cover art


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The devil went down to Georgia
He was in a bind
And he was willin' to make a deal
When he came upon this young man
And the devil jumped
And said, "boy, let me tell you what
I guess you didn't know it
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you
Now you play a pretty good fiddle, boy
I'll bet a fiddle of gold
'Cause I think I'm better than you."
The boy said, "my name's Johnny
But I'll take your bet
'Cause I'm the best there's ever been."
Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard
And if you win, you get this shiny fiddle made of gold

And he said, "I'll start this show."
As he rosined up his bow
Then he pulled the bow across the strings
And a band of demons joined in

Johnny said, "well, you're pretty good, old son
And let me show you how it's done."
He played Fire on the Mountain run boys, run
Chicken in a bread pan pickin' out dough

Because he knew that he'd been beat
On the ground at Johnny's feet
Johnny said, "Devil, just come on back
I done told you once you son of a *****

The devil's in the House of the Rising Sun
Granny, does your dog bite? No child, no


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Passing Lane
  • 2 Blue Star
  • 3 Jitterbug
  • 4 Behind Your Eyes
  • 5 Reflections
  • 6 The Devil Went Down to Georgia
  • 7 Mississippi
  • 8 Blind Man
  • 9 Rainbow Ride