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Encyclopedia > The Devil Went Down to Georgia
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
Single by Charlie Daniels
from the album Million Mile Reflections
Released 1979
Genre Country
Length 3:37

"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" is a country song written and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band and released on their 1979 [1] album Million Mile Reflections. The song is written in the key of D minor. Vassar Clements originally wrote the melody an octave lower, in a tune called "Lonesome Fiddle Blues". 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. Satan's and Johnny's performances are played as instrumental bridges during the song. Image File history File links MillionMileReflections. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Charles Edward Charlie Daniels (born October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American musician famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. ... Million Mile Reflections is a studio album by The Charlie Daniels Band released in 1979. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Charles Edward Charlie Daniels (born October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American musician famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. ... Million Mile Reflections is a studio album by The Charlie Daniels Band released in 1979. ... D minor is a minor scale based on D, consisting of the pitches D, E, F, G, A, B-flat, C, and D (natural minor scale). ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Octave (disambiguation). ... This article is about the concept of Satan. ...



The song is a narrative about the devil, who comes to Georgia in desperation and "willin' to make a deal." He spies a young fiddle player named Johnny, who calls himself "the best there's ever been", and challenges him to a fiddle-playing contest. The terms are that if Johnny should win the contest, he will get a fiddle made of gold, but should he lose, he will forfeit his soul. Confident in his talent with the fiddle, Johnny accepts the challenge. The devil performs with the backing of a demon band, but is squarely beaten by the more talented Johnny. In the end, Johnny gets his golden fiddle, and with cocky bravado, even dares the Devil to return for a rematch. This is an overview of the Devil. ... “Fiddler” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Soul (disambiguation). ...

The narrative is a derivative of the traditional "Pact with the Devil" motif, perhaps best known through the story of Faust.[citation needed] While Faust sees through the folly of Mephistopheles' contract, however, Johnny squarely defeats his foe, introducing a uniquely American twist on the traditional morality lesson.[original research?] Saint Augustine and the Devil A Pact with the Devil or Faustian Pact is a widespread cultural meme, most familiar in the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles but an element in many folktales. ... For other uses, see Faust (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Mephistopheles (disambiguation). ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ...

Covers and other versions

  • The version that appeared on Million Mile Reflections includes the line I done told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best that's ever been, but the version played by many radio stations had the words son of a gun instead. The latter version, ostensibly a concession to family friendly interests, eventually became the more widely used version of the song.
  • A sequel to the song, "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia," was recorded by Daniels and fiddle player Mark O'Connor in 1993, featuring guest performances by Travis Tritt(as the devil), Marty Stuart(as Johnny) and Johnny Cash. In the sequel, Johnny has grown into a man, who is married and has a child. Hoping to take advantage of Johnny's sinful pride, the Devil challenges him to a rematch. The ending does not outright state the victor.
  • The song has been covered many times throughout the years, including versions by Jerry Reed, Blues Traveler, Primus, Emerson Drive, Bomshel and Pomeroy. Toy Dolls did their version of "The Devil Went Down to Scunthorpe" in 1997, with the fiddles exchanged for guitars, and Those Darn Accordions released a cover in which Johnny was replaced with a girl named "Big Lou" and the fiddles replaced with accordions. The Levellers closed their breakthrough 1992 Glastonbury set with a punk rock cover of the song with Johnny's violin section played intact but the Devil's performance replaced with the riff from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit.
  • The Urbz has a minigame called Soul Music, and the dialog that happens the first time you play it references the song:

Red Man: Hey there pipsqueak! You think you can beat the Red Man?
Character: Rosin up your bow, Red Man!
~after defeating him in a fiddle contest~
Red Man: Dang, I have to admit, you only won from that gold fiddle.
Character: Come on back whenever you want, Red Man, but I tell you what you son of a gun, I'm the best there's ever been! Mark OConnor (born August 5, 1961 in Seattle, Washington) is widely considered to be the most prominent fiddler of his generation. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Marty Stuart (born John Marty Stuart September 30, 1958 in Philadelphia, Mississippi) is an American country music singer, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Hubris or hybris (Greek ), according to its modern usage, is exaggerated self pride or self-confidence (overbearing pride), often resulting in fatal retribution. ... Jerry Reed Hubbard (born March 20, 1937) is an American country music singer, country guitarist, songwriter, and actor. ... Blues Traveler is an American alternative rock/blues rock/jam band formed in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1983. ... For other uses, see Primus. ... Emerson Drive, is a Canadian country music band which started out in Grande Prairie, Alberta in 1995 as 12 Gauge. ... Bomshel is an American country music duo, consisting of lead singer Buffy Buf Lawson and fiddle player Kristy O (born Kristy Osmonson). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Those Darn Accordions are an American rock accordion band from San Francisco, California. ... The Levellers are a popular English band that plays Folk-rock or Indie rock influenced by Punk and traditional English music. ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ... This article is about the American rock band. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit (1) In Bloom (2) Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... For the slang term, see Muppet (slang). ... The Sims is a strategy/simulation computer game, created by game designer Will Wright and published by Maxis. ...

  • Josh Zuckerman covered the song for his debut album. It noticeably keeps the "son of a bitch" line however bleeps the word "bitch." Zuckerman has performed the song for numerous events, alternating censorship depending on the appropriateness of the occasion. There is no officially released recorded version of Zuckerman's that does not censor the line.
  • Swedish band Rednex recorded a dance cover of this song in 2000. It can be found on their second studio album Farm Out!. Rednex are the techno-country band which became famous in the mid-'90s with their hit international single "Cotton Eye Joe."
  • Comedian Jim Davidson performed this song in 2002 during his "Silver Jubilee" tour.
  • Kevin Fowler has covered this song on many of his US tours.
  • A hard rock/metal cover version of the song by Steve Ouimette appears in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. It is the final track in the game, in which the player and final boss Lou (the game's rendition of the Devil) play in a face-off in the thematic fashion of the song. The part of Johnny's solo is what mostly defines the victory over Lou; if the player manages to beat him before Johnny's solo is done (it is called "Victory Solo" and comprised of 18 parts total), the battle ends and the player goes on to play the final verses while Lou just stands there, watching you play.[2] In addition, the verse "I told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best that’s ever been" appears censored, with the word "bitch" drowned out.

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  • Artists Mike Rayburn adapted the song that he performs live during his act. In his version, he plays the entire song with an acoustic guitar instead of the rest of the band.It was included on his album Carnegie Hall
  • RIAA lists this song as the Top Selling Single (songs not released as part of an album) of all time with one of the 50 US states in the title of the song.
  • On the Alabama 3 album Power in the Blood, there is a song called "The Devil Went Down to Ibiza", a dark song about the dangers of drugtaking in dance culture.
  • A hip-hop adaptation entitled "The Devil Came Up to Michigan" was released in 1991 by KMC Kru. In their version, the prize is a turntable made of gold.
  • The Clamdiggers released a song titled "The Devil Went Down to Newport", which relates the story of a surfing contest with the Devil. This song was covered in 1996 by Mono Puff.
  • Filk singer and fiddler Heather Alexander does a song called "Faerie Queen" (music by Heather Alexander, lyrics by Philip R. Obermarck) which she describes as her response as a Celtic fiddle player to the many requests she gets to play "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". In this variation, a fiddler girl plays off against the Faerie Queen to win back her husband-to-be from the Faerie Queen's spell.
  • American Comedy-Rock band Tenacious D's song "Tribute", which is a cross between "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and "Stairway to Heaven", chronicles a late-night encounter with a demon (played in the music video by Dave Grohl). He appears and tells them to "play the best song in the world/or I'll eat your souls". The demon is "done" when he hears them play "the first thing that came to [their] heads" and it is indeed the greatest song ever played.
  • Also in Tenacious D's film/album The Pick of Destiny. The Devil is resurrected and Tenacious D becomes the last defense of the world when Jack Black challenges the Devil to a Rock-off which the Devil cannot refuse. In this version, If Tenacious D wins the battle, the Devil will have to 'take his sorry ass back to hell' and pay the rent on their apartment. On the other hand, if the Devil wins, he will take Kyle Gass back to hell to become his "little bitch". This is more similar to Tribute in the sense that you actually hear the two songs that the two participants play. The Devil plays all the instruments in his part and performs a metal masterpiece. After some inspirational words from Jack, Kyle begins to play and Jack starts to sing. They lose, but are able to banish the Devil back to hell by breaking off his horn.
  • The Toy Dolls, a British punk band, made a version of this song called "The Devil Went Down to Scunthorpe" in their 1997 album One More Megabyte. In this variation, the violins are replaced by electric guitars.
  • An animated film version of the song by Primus, using stop-motion animation with puppets, was made by Mike Johnson in 1996. [1]
  • In the Class of 3000 episode The Devil and Li'l D, Li'l D sells his soul to the devil, who takes the form of a large record producer named Big D. When Li'l D decides he wants his soul back from the devil, his lawyer suggests a fiddle contest. However, unlike in the original version of the story, Li'l D loses to the devil (mostly because he plays the drums, not a fiddle).
  • The original Charlie Daniels Band version is used in the film Coyote Ugly and is also the signature song used at the chain of Coyote Ugly bars across the USA.

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Parodies and other references

In 2005 a punk band by the name of "A Human and His Stds" composed a cover of the song by the name of "The Devil Went Down to Santa Maria". In the song, the band has to play a punk rock show better than the devil to win a lifetime of beer or lose their souls. In the end, they lose after playing a 6 day, 6 hour, and 6 minute long show, but have no souls to give the devil.

The song was parodied in Fort Wayne, IN radio DJ, Travis Meyer's "The Devil Went to Jamaica" (often miscredited to David Allen Coe or "Weird Al" Yankovic). In this version, The Devil and Johnny engage in a marijuana-smoking contest, with the Devil betting $1 million against Johnny's marijuana. David Allan Coe (born September 6, 1939) is an American country singer who had his greatest popularity in the 1970s. ... This article is about the musician himself. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ...

Alvin and The Chipmunks recorded their own version of the song with the same name. In this version, the devil challenges Alvin to a harmonica-playing contest with the souls of himself and his brothers Simon and Theodore at stake, to which Alvin characteristically absentmindedly accepts. For the upcoming live-action/computer-generated film, see Alvin and the Chipmunks (film). ...

Another parody of the song, titled "Cledus Went Down to Florida," was recorded by country music parodist Cledus T. Judd. Judd's parody can be found on his 1996 album I Stoled This Record. In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ... Cledus T. Judd (born Barry Poole on December 18, 1964, in Marietta, Georgia) is a country music singer, parody artist and entertainer, best known for parodies of popular country songs. ... I Stoled This Record is the second album from country music parodist Cledus T. Judd. ...

During the 2001 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Denver country radio station KYGO made a parody featuring Colorado Avalanche goalie Patrick Roy single-handedly defeating the New Jersey Devils for the cup. KYGO is a very successful Country music station in Denver, Colorado. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... Patrick Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada — a suburb of Quebec City) is a retired ice hockey goaltender. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...

In the Futurama episode "Hell is Other Robots", Leela accepts the Robot Devil's challenge to a fiddle contest with a golden fiddle to win Bender's soul. The contest was allowed under the Fairness in Hell Act of 2275. Regarding the practicality of a gold fiddle, Fry quipped, "Wouldn't a solid gold fiddle weigh hundreds of pounds and sound crummy?" The Robot Devil rationalized that it's "mostly for show", although he is able to play the fiddle in question very well. When Leela attempts to play, she makes a screeching sound before using it to knock out the Robot Devil and escapes with Fry and Bender. If Leela had lost, she would have received a smaller, lighter, easier-to-play silver fiddle, and the Robot Devil would have killed Fry. This article is about the television series. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline for Television episodes. ... Robotology is a fictional religion in the animated TV series Futurama. ...

In the Robot Chicken episode "Celebutard Mountain", the comic book antihero Spawn and the demon Malebolgia engage in a fiddle contest. Though Spawn is by far the better player, the demons judging the contest naturally declare Malebolgia the winner. Clip on Adult Swim Video Robot Chicken is an Emmy Award-Winning American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoopid Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of... List of Robot Chicken episodes Celebutard Mountain is the 49th episode of Robot Chicken. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Malebolgia is the name of a fictional demon in the Spawn universe. ...

Another parody, "Devil Went Down to Dundalk," was performed on Baltimore radio station 98 Rock. In it, the devil challenges Johnny to a race, with the prize being a local strip club. The song also contains references to the town of Dundalk (in Baltimore County). Baltimore redirects here. ... WIYY (97. ... Location in the state of Maryland, USA unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States {{{subdivision_name}}} Founded 1895 Time zone EST (UTC)  - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC) Dundalk is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... For other uses of Baltimore, see Baltimore (disambiguation). ...

The 2002 ApologetiX album contained "The Devil Went Down to Jordan", which recounts the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. ApologetiX from left to right: Karl Messner, Keith Haynie, Bill Rieger, and J. Jackson. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ...

A parody from 2005 entitled "Sadako Came to the Arcade" was recorded by DJ Particle for her album Shiny Round Thing Inside, and featured The Ring villain Sadako Yamamura in place of The Devil. Sadako's challenge in this parody is a game of Dance Dance Revolution against a man who claims to be the best player of the game. There is no material prize in this parody, the winner simply gets to live. This parody also features drastically different instrumentals than the original. The instrumentals are an amalgam remix of songs appearing in Dance Dance Revolution. Ringu (リング, the Ring) is a 1998 Japanese horror mystery film from director Hideo Nakata, adapted from a novel by Koji Suzuki of the same name. ... Sadako Yamamura ) is the antagonist in Koji Suzukis novel Ring and the 1998 film Ring. ... Dance Dance Revolution, a. ...

Camper Van Beethoven's third album, entitled "Camper Van Beethoven," contains a song called "We Love You" which alludes to the original Charlie Daniels song. The band travels down to Georgia "lookin' for some fun," but instead they meet up with the Devil, who is armed "with a fiddle and a gun." The Devil boasts that he is the baddest fiddler in the land, proves it (with a musical bridge), and is then allowed to join the band. Camper Van Beethoven is an American alternative rock group. ...

In Stephen Lynch's song Beelz, the Devil says "Fuck Charlie Daniels, I don't care if he can fiddle" and then later in the song states "I would never be caught dead in Georgia". Stephen Andrew Lynch (born July 28, 1971), is an American stand-up comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominated actor. ...

Another variation was produced by a punk band called "Drain Bramaged" in which the devil and Johnny have a beer drinking contest with the prize of a golden keg. The devil has a gang of demons helping him but is still defeated by Johnny.

The ballad of Darrell and Rusty is a Nascar-themed parody of this song put on by John Boy and Billy To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Will Ferrel and Ana Gasteyer also did a parodie on Saturday Night Live as the Culp family, in the song they stated though that the devil went down to Georgia and "was looking for a bong to steal" Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is a comedian, impressionist, and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live (1995-2002). ... Ana Kristina Gasteyer (born May 4, 1967) is an American actress and comedian. ... This article is about the American television series. ... A bong, also commonly known as a water pipe, is a smoking device, generally used to smoke marijuana and tobacco, but also other substances. ...

The Greaseman did a parody on his show entitled "The Devil Went Down to Georgetown." This explores what if the competition between the devil and Johnny had been based on a homosexual encounter. Doug The Greaseman Tracht (born August 1, 1950 in Bronx, New York) is a radio personality who was probably most famous during his time with WWDC-FM in Washington, D.C., when he took over the morning drive time slot from Howard Stern. ...

It is possible that the Tenacious D song Beelzeboss, and it's respective scene in Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny are inspired by this song. This article is about the band. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is too long or excessively detailed. ...

See also

Preceded by
"Coca-Cola Cowboy"
by Mel Tillis
Billboard Hot Country Singles number one single
August 25, 1979
by The Charlie Daniels Band
Succeeded by
"Heartbreak Hotel"
by Willie Nelson and Leon Russell

Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is a very popular country singer. ... For the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony song, covered by Blazin Squad, see Tha Crossroads Crossroads, from Creams 1968 album Wheels of Fire, is a famous and influential blues-rock song. ... Daniel argues while the Devil whispers in the judges ear. ... Mel Tillis (born Lonnie Melvin Tillis August 8, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is an American Country Music Singer. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1978 in country music, 1979 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Charles Edward Charlie Daniels (born October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American musician famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. ... For the Whitney Houston song, see Heartbreak Hotel (Whitney Houston song). ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. ...


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The song is a narrative about the devil, who comes to Georgia in desperation and "willin' to make a deal." He spies a young fiddle player named Johnny, who calls himself "the best there's ever been", and challenges him to a fiddle-playing contest.
Toy Dolls did their version of "The Devil Went Down to Scunthorpe" in 1997, with the fiddles exchanged for guitars, and Those Darn Accordions released a cover in which Johnny was replaced with a girl named "Big Lou" and the fiddles replaced with accordions.
The song was parodied in Fort Wayne, IN radio DJ, Travis Meyer's "The Devil Went to Jamaica" (often miscredited to David Allen Coe or "Weird Al" Yankovic).
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