Whereas the Charlie Daniels Band song “The Devil Came Down To Georgia” contains a number of references about the deep south taken from folk songs, AEG’s parody “The Devil Came… Read More
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The Devil came up to BostonHe was looking for some balls to breakHe just got in from QuincyWhere he'd rained out a lobster bakeAt the Copley T he saw a kidSawing on a fiddle and smoking a buttThe devil jumped up on a Globe dispenserSaid, “Dude, let me tell you what:”I bet you didn't know it kidBut I can fucking strumYou may think you're all hot shitBut you're just a fucking bumI've rocked all the hot spotsFrom the Garden to the WangI'll bet a Lotto card and a pack of MarlbsThat you can't fucking hang.”The kid said, “My name's SullyAnd you're a stupid fuckBut if you wanna partyI'm game to earn a buck.”Sully, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hardShit's going down in Boston and the Devil deals the cardsYou could win a Lotto card and pack of MarlborosBut if you lose the Devil gets your soul
The Devil opened up his caseAnd said, “I'll fucking start.”Fire shot from his finger tipsDamn that shit was hotThe screech across the stringsGot the subway cops all pissedThen the Dropkick Murphys showed upAnd it sounded something like this…Sully said, “Good job, but I hear that shit like every hourI'm gonna rip it up now, then you can take a fuckin shower.”Oil in the harbor, watch out sailorBringing in steamers on a Boston WhalerCocked in Mattapan, stealing a truckYuppies in Southie, what the fuck?The Devil shouted “Pissah!” cause he knew he’d just been tossedHe started chugging vodka to soften up the lossSully shouted, “Devil, come on back if you ever wanna press your luckI told you once, you hard-on, you’re a wicked stupid fuck.”
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Whereas the Charlie Daniels Band song “The Devil Came Down To Georgia” contains a number of references about the deep south taken from folk songs, AEG’s parody “The Devil Came Up To Boston” employs liberal use of a stereotypical non-rhotic Boston Accent to replace the original lyrics with the city’s unique lexicon, its locations & attractions, and a number of phrases commonly associated with the region. Specifically, the protagonist of the song is from ‘Southie’ (South Boston) – a role also famously portrayed in the film Good Will Hunting.
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After AEG added a full-time fiddle player, Ezra heard “The Devil Came Down To Georgia” and suggested to the band they do a parody of it with a Boston theme. It was finished within 24 hours. Crowd response was so positive at shows while touring the mid-West that the band pre-scheduled an ‘emergency recording session’ for when they returned to New England.
A music video for the song was shot in January and posted to YouTube on June 12, 2013. It immediately went viral locally – garnering over 40,000 views in just a few days.
As of May 2018, the number of views had exceeded 700,000 “which for us, a little indie Boston band, is a big deal”.