The Devil Comes Back to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Lyrics

Charlie Daniels CHORDS

The Devil Comes Back to Georgia

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 temp 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 that'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?

Truth is I haven't played much since the baby came in June
But give me half a minute and I'll get this fiddle back in tune
The Devil grabbed the golden fiddle out of Johnny's hand and said
Boy I'm the fiddle player underground and I walk along the land

Ya'll better just be turning back if you want this boy to win
'Cuz practice is the only cure for the predicament he's in
Now Devil it would be a sin for you to get my bow
So you go on back to Hell to the woodshed I will go

Johnny are you practicing or will your hands grow cold?
The Devil walks the land and plays a fiddle made of gold
Can you hear the babe a cryin'?
Will he ever know the Devil wants his daddy's very soul?

Before we play I wanna thank you for letting God's own word ring true
He said you can't be trusted
Yeah so what you gonna do?
Well you get your fiddle Devil if you think that you can win
I beat you once you old dog and I'll whip your butt again

John Brown's green the Devil is red
My little baby loves shortin' bread
The Devil's dream's that he can win
But Johnny is the best that's ever been

[Thanks to Elizabeth5224 for lyrics]

[Thanks to Anna Holt for corrections]