Willing to Make a Deal

Posted on 12/09/2014 by


There are a lot of different versions of this song, but this is the one that plays in my head.

“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’ll bet a fiddle of gold against your soul ’cause I think I’m better than you.”

The Devil and Johnny back to back, brandishing their fiddles. The Devil's got a big grin and an elvis curl to his hair. Johnny's got his bow in a strong grip and a knowing smirk on his face.