Who Sang The Devil Comes Back to Georgia? Mark O’Connor & Charlie Daniels feat. Johnny Cash , Marty Stuart & Travis Tritt

Mark O'Connor & Charlie Daniels feat. Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart & Travis Tritt Heroes cover art
release date: 1993-9-14
length: 4:14
producer: Jim Ed Norman, Mark O’Connor and Gregg Brown
mixer: Rob Feaster
editor: Mark O’Connor
violin: Charlie Daniels and Mark O’Connor
vocal: Travis Tritt, Johnny Cash and Marty Stuart
Hammond organ: Mike Lawler
percussion: Sam Bacco
background vocals: John Cowan, Dana McVicker and Harry Stinson
membranophone: Harry Stinson
electric bass guitar: Glenn Worf
lap steel guitar: Jerry Douglas
electric guitar: Brent Mason
piano: Gary Smith
engineer: Chris Hammond
Performers: Mark O'Connor with Charlie Daniels

Featuring: Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt

Album: Heroes

Words and music: Crain, Daniels, Digregorio, Edwards, Hayward, Kott,
Marshall, O'Connor, Spicher, Story, Stuart

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 shortnin' bread
The devil's dream is that he can win
But Johnny is the best that's ever been

CD 1
  • 1 New Country
  • 2 The Devil Comes Back to Georgia
  • 3 Fiddlin' Around
  • 4 Gold Rush
  • 5 House of the Rising Sun
  • 6 Diggy Diggy Lo
  • 7 Jole Blon
  • 8 Sadness/Darlin' Waltz
  • 9 Jerusalem's Ridge
  • 10 Sally Johnson
  • 11 Ashokan Farewell
  • 12 This Can't Be Love
  • 13 Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 14 Nomad

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624525721
    script: Latin