Posted by ESC on January 13, 2002
In Reply to: Searching for my golden fiddle? posted by K. Harris on January 12, 2002
: Someone recently told me they were searching for their golden fiddle...does anyone know what that means? The context of the coversion was about where they lived...he told me where he lived and then he said he's searching for his golden fiddle. We got interrupted by someone else and I never got the chance to ask what that expression meant. Does anyone have an idea what this guy was talking about?
I couldn't find any phrase or saying about a golden fiddle. Maybe he was a Charlie Daniels' fan?
ARTIST: Charlie Daniels Band
TITLE: The Devil Went Down to Georgia
The devil went down to Georgia
He was lookin' for a soul to steal
He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind
And he was willing to make a deal
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
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 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 and you're gonna regret
'Cause I'm the best that's ever been"
Johhny you resin 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 get this shiny fiddle made of gold
But if you lose
The devil gets your soul
devil opened up his case
And he said "I'll start this show"
And fire flew from his fingertips
As he rosined up his bow
And he pulled the bow across
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 its done"
Fire on the mountain, run boys run
The devil's in the house of the rising sun
Chicken in the bread pan pickin' 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
But I told you once, you son of a bitch
I'm the best that's ever been"