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Song of the day: Charlie Daniels Band- The Devil Went Down To Georgia

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This song was first included on an album in 1979, though the melody was stolen from an older song. The only thing the Charlie Daniels Band did, was take the tune, make it a little higher and write a text to it. The song is quite genius, since the story is very good: first, the devil wants the soul of someone called Johnny, and so they end up in a contest of fiddle playing. The devil does some rock songs, backed up by demons, but Johnny takes the best of country history, including the well known song The House Of The Rising Sun, and knows to keep his soul from the devil. It would make it to number 14 in the UK and even to number 3 in the US! Enjoy

The Charlie Daniels Band- The Devil Went Down To Georgia