Satan Takes a Holiday – Fiddle Tune a Day – Day 172

It’s my last day judging at the National Old Time Fiddle Contest, and my last time to play in the judges show, so it was a perfect opportunity to play my fiddle tune a day from the stage.  And, I was fortunate enough to be joined by Joey McKenzie on Guitar. I was hoping to also be joined by Terry Ludiker, who agreed to join me on stage, but couldn’t be found when it came time to play. :)

It really was an honor judging the National Fiddle Contest, and an exhausting one at that. I enjoyed my time in the judges room, and hope to return, but I think I want to wait a few years to do it again.



Satan Takes a Holiday Lyrics

Songwriters: LARRY CLINTON

Stop, look, and listen to me,
Last night at a quarter past three
The Devil started dancin’
He was entrancin’ 
When he did the “Jangle: his own way 
His bones were rattlin’ loudly, 
As he began to shuffle proudly, 
That’s the way that Satan takes a holiday 

The music wasn’t good, 
But it was plenty spooky, 
That ‘s the way he likes it night and day 
Teh gentleman prefers to listen 
To aggravatin’ rhythm 
That’s the way Satan takes a holiday. 

Watch out, He’s comin’ out, 
And then you’ll shout unless you’re good, knock wood. 
He’s really rather goofy tryin’ to be spooky, 
But he has to do it day by day 
His job is not allurin’ never-the-less quite endurin’ 
Maybe that’s why Satan takes a holiday

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