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Tuesday Magic Item – The Devil’s Golden Fiddle

5 November, 2013

Play boy play!The devil went down to Georgia, he was looking for a soul to steal.
He was in a bind ‘cos he was way behind and 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 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 bet a fiddle of gold against your soul, ‘cos 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, ‘cos I’m the best that’s ever been.”

-Charlie Daniel “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”

The Devil’s Golden Fiddle

How many of these unusual musical instruments exist is unknown, they are -as the name suggests- fiddles made of gold, but the gold is rigid not malleable as one would expect and is nearly impervious to harm.  The strings have to be changed but the body of the fiddle does not show wear nor can it be dented without excessive force and even that tends to repair itself when no one is looking.  All indications are these instruments are indeed made in hell or a similar place.

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