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  • 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 willin' to make a deal.

    When he came across this young man sawin' on a fiddle and playin' it hot.

    And the devil jumped upon a hickory stump and said: "Boy let me tell you what:

    "I bet 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, your gonna regret, 'cause I'm the best that's ever been."

    June 20, 2007

  • Love it! Thanks, jennarenn! Why hasn't this become a Tunie? (Hint)

    June 20, 2007

  • Because I don't like them as much as stuffies and I never think I do them well. I shall try.

    June 20, 2007

  • Don't feel obligated! I'll gladly add it if you'd like. :-)

    June 20, 2007