Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 8/20/17

My father-in-law is back in town and one of the things he likes to do is go to the casino.  I’ve never been a huge fan of gambling, myself, because losing money just isn’t fun for me.  Money is hard enough to come by, why do you want to just give it away?

I suppose there is some element of fun if you take a specific amount of money with you and know you’re just going to lose it.  Perhaps you can look at it as paying for those free drinks?  I don’t know.  Somehow, I can never really convince myself it’s a good idea.  If I do end up going with them tomorrow, I’ll be going for the drive because I love road trips.

I’m sure you’re wondering what all this has to do with Song Lyric Sunday, but just in case you haven’t guessed already, it has to do with the theme this week, which is gambling or taking a gamble/risk.  

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

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  6. It took some thinking, but I was reminded of this song and it happens to be a family favorite, so without further ado, here is The Charlie Daniels Band with “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
    Written by Charles Fred Hayward, Charlie Daniels, Fred Edwards, James W. Marshall, John Crain, William J. Digregorio

    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 and said,
    “Boy let me tell you what:
    I guess you didn´t know it, but I’m a fiddle player too,
    And if you’d care to take a dare,
    I’ll make a bet with you
    Now you play a pretty good fiddle,
    Boy, but give the Devil his due
    I bet a fiddle of gold against your soul
    ‘Cause I think I’m better than you”

    The boy said, “My name’s Johnny and it might be a sin,
    But I’ll take your bet, you’re gonna regret,
    ‘Cause I’m the best there’s ever been”

    Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard,
    ‘Cause hell’s broke loose in Georgia and the Devil deals the cards
    And if you win you’ll get this shiny fiddle made of gold,
    But if you lose, the Devil gets your soul!

    The Devil opened up his case and he said, “I’ll start this show”
    And fire blew from his fingertips as he rosined up his bow
    And he pulled the bow across the strings and it made an evil hiss
    Then a band of demons joined in,
    And it sounded something like this

    When the Devil finished, Johnny said,
    “Well you’re pretty good old son
    But sit down in that chair right there
    And let me show you how it’s done!”

    Fire on the Mountain, run, boys, run
    The Devil´s in the house of the rising sun
    Chicken in the bread pan a picking out dough,
    Granny does your dog bite, “No, child, no”

    The Devil bowed his head because he knew that he’d been beat
    And he laid that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny´s feet
    Johnny said, “Devil, just come on back
    If you ever want to try again,
    I done told you once, you son of a bitch,
    I’m the best there´s ever been”

    He played,
    Fire on the Mountain, run, boys, run
    The Devil’s in the house of the rising sun
    Chicken in the breadpan a picking out dough,
    Granny will your dog bite, “No, child, no”
    Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

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