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"The Devil Went Down to Georgia" is a song originally performed by The Charlie Daniels Band that is covered by The Chipmunks, featuring Charlie Daniels, in the album Urban Chipmunk.

Lyrics

Charlie:
The Devil went down to Georgia
He was looking for a soul to steal
He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind and he was willing to make a deal
When he came across this young man blowin' a harmonica and playin' it hot

Then 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 harmonica player too
And if you care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you
Now you play a pretty good mouth harp, boy, but give the devil his due
I bet a harp of gold against your soul, 'cause I think I'm better than you"

The boy said

Alvin:
"My name's Alvin and it might be a sin, but I'll take your bet
You're gonna regret
'Cause I'm the best that's ever been"

Simon & Theodore:
Alvin, pucker up your lips and blow your harp real hard
'Cause all's broke loose in Georgia, and the Devil deals the cards
And if you win you'll get this shiny mouth harp made of gold
But if you lose the devil gets your soul

Simon:
He gets your soul, Alvin!?!

Alvin:
Well, actually, um, he gets yours too.

Simon & Theodore:
What!?!

Alvin:
Well, I, um, bet on all three of us.

Simon & Theodore:
(Gasp) How could you!?!

Alvin:
If you take your hands off my throat, I'll tell you.
(Coughs) I think (coughs) I can beat him.

Simon:
You think you can beat him!?!
Alvin, he's the Devil!

Alvin:
Trust me.

Charlie:
The Devil opened up his case and said, "I'll start this show"
And fire flew from his fingertips as he puckered up to blow
Then he pulled the harp across his lips and it made an evil hiss
Then a band of demons joined in and it sounded something like this

Alvin:
Oh brother.
He's, um, better than I thought.

Simon:
You idiot!
Give me that harmonica!
(Bad harmonica playing)

Alvin:
Just don't panic, Simon.
Let me handle this.

The Chipmunks:
Fire on the mountain, run, boys, run
The Devil's in the house of the rising sun
Chicken in the bread pan picking at dough
Granny does your dog bite? "No, child, no"

Charlie:
The Devil bowed his head because he knew that he'd been beat
And he laid that golden mouth harp on the ground at Alvin's feet
Alvin said

Alvin:
"Devil, just come on back if you ever want to try again
I done told you once, you son of a gun
I'm the best there's ever been"

The Chipmunks:
Fire on the mountain, run, boys, run
The Devil's in the house of the rising sun
Chicken in the bread pan picking at dough
Granny does your dog bite? "No, child, no"

Alvin:
Care for a rematch, buster?

Simon:
Alvin! Don't push it!

Alvin:
Come on, hot stuff! Double or nothin'!

Simon & Theodore:
Alvin!

Alvin:
What's 'a matter, sparky? Lost the old flame?

Simon & Theodore:
ALVIN!!!

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