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Song Parodies -> "The Devil Went Down To Baja"

Original Song Title:

"The Devil Went Down To Georgia"

Original Performer:

Charlie Daniels Band

Parody Song Title:

"The Devil Went Down To Baja"

Parody Written by:

Tim Mayfield

The Lyrics

I realize it's all just for one pun, but hey, give me a break.
The devil went down to Baja
He was looking for a tasty meal
He was drunk half blind cause he'd had eighteen pints
And he was looking for men with reels
When he came across a sail boat
Pitching on the wave crests and looking half shot
Well the devil barfed up like his stomach was pumped
And said, Boy! Weather sure is hot
I'm not sure that you know it
But I'm hungry and famished too
Though if you're sure to use my lure
It'll haul a catch for you
Now you can use old fashioned fish toys
Believe the devil it's true
I'll bet a city of gold against your soul
That I can catch more fish than you
The man said, This sounds funny
And I don't think I'll win
But I'm deep in debt, get ready, get set
It's time we test that southern wind

Now we've got a cast to throw
So watch out for them sharks
Devil placed bets on Baja
And that's sure to leave a mark
If it's got fins it's fair game
Though I'm not sure you've been told
The devil brought a ten foot fishing pole

The devil opened up a case
Cerveza was his M.O.
As fire flew from his finger tips
To warm the beer up to code
Then he cast his line across the waves
Cried, this you don't want to miss
Then a flock of seagulls circled
And they sounded something like this

(seagulls annoying break)

When the devil reeled in something big
Both were reasonably stunned
Cause they had to seek assistance
Monstrous fish must have weighed a ton

Fish in the ocean stuck in sand
Any fish that weren't, turned their tail and ran
Fishing after Satan, bad choice you know
Tell me did the fish bite? No bites, no

The devil won instead
He didn't even have to cheat
And he laughed and flashed a contract
The man signed at his defeat
The man said "Devil you might see black
If you'd just read it over again
Then amidst mad grunts
Said there's just one glitch
Seems you've typo'd 'soul' again"

He raged,
Fire my attorney number one!
I'm not in the mood for a stupid pun
Fish caught in the ocean are not my goal
Contracts should be bound to soul, not sole!

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Johnny D - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Ha! So the guy sold Old Nick some devilfish, eh? Very resourceful!
AFW - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Welcome to the Georgia Devil's a real good version, here..pretty kicky tricky pun punch ending...bobbin' up fives
alvin rhodes - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
one of your best...what a great "hook"....5s plus
Stephen aka Step-chan - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
555, nice catch! =)
Royce Miller - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Pretty fishy story; "fishing after Satan, bad choice you know"--maybe that's why I don't catch fish.
Red Ant - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good, 5s, and building up for one pun is difficult to do (and was quite worth it). Like the "(seagulls annoying break)" too.
Michael Pacholek - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Building a song around one pun is usually a bad idea. (I tried it with "And I'm saying hello to my ex-girl J-Lo, how I got there, I haven't a clue" in "Matt-and-Bennyville" -- so rarely does Affleck have a clue anyway.) So is building one around a title. (I tried that with songs like "Bat Moon Rising," "Darwin, Be Home Soon," "Dubya Governs Like He's Stoned" and a song about the Phillies slugger, "Bring 'em On Home, Thome.") But who cares what this is built around, it's great.
MrMacphisto - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
A soleful rendition... 5-5-5
Rick C - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Love this one, Tim! Great fin-ish. (can't believe there was a pun left) 555
stuart mcarthur - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
yep, great stuff Tim - my fave line was "Tell me did the fish bite? No bites, no" - LOL - 555
carol - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
another good one. stay tuna'd in for the next one.
Tim Mayfield - October 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks all. Glad you could belly up to this whale of a tale. Hope it wasn't too much to swallow. :-)
Billy Boyd - October 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Funny and great storytelling. All 5's.
John Jenkins - October 22, 2005 - Report this comment
What everybody else said. A bad pun is better than no pun. Very good parody, Tim.
Adagio - November 05, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Good story!
Josh 2 - November 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) lol, very funny 555
Arwen - November 09, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM...pretty funny stuff. I don't think I'd ever even attempt the OS...and you've done a great job! Of course, the punchline was nice...but the build up was worthy of it, as well.
Agrimorfee - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Red Ant - November 11, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM-Sea above! =) Are you going to record this one Tim?
Tim Mayfield - November 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Billy, John, Adagio, Josh, Arwen, Agrimorfee and Red Ant.

Red Ant, yes, it will be recorded. Not any time too soon I think, though. I am swamped, backlogged and other wise time depraved at this point. Even my parody submissions have slowed to a trickle. I work full time, have a business on the side AND am studying up on the new .NET and SQL Server releases. If I remember correctly, I do get to sleep here and there...
Peter Andersson - November 17, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - I bet the Devil gets that a lot in Korea, Seoul you know.
Rick C - November 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Soleful tale. Reel good one.
wannabemustangjockey - November 23, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - love the twist at the end!
stuart mcarthur - November 24, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) see above - excellent job on a difficult OS, Tim - I tried it once with disastrous results
Johnny D - November 26, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Scathe - November 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) ...Ok. - November 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm a Sole Man. A Deeper Shade of Sole. It's All About Sole. We Sold Our Sole for Rock and Roll.

Nah, I give up. Fun story, Tim. I particularly like "warm the beer up to code," but the line I most relate with is the one about having a ten-foot pole. Heh heh. This makes me want to go fishing in Baja again. With Satan.
Claude Prez - November 28, 2005 - Report this comment
O Sole Mio? I see you haven't had to fish for compliments, so what everyone else said. Great stuff.
Phil Alexander - November 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Could have sworn I commented on this earlier - to say I've got a karaoke mp3 of this if you're interested, Tim. A fun rendition of one of my favourite OSs to parody :-)
Kristof Robertson - November 29, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) That was a lot of work for a one-pun payoff, Tim...luckily, the meat in this sandwich was also very tasty! 555
Dee Range - November 29, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM...Moby would be proud
Ethan Mawyer - December 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) well-written, but a little on the long side for what is essentially a one-joke song. 544

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