A fan named Lyrala submitted the lyrics for a Diablo 3-themed version of the country classic fiddle-fest “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. The CMs liked it enough to blog it, so who are we to disagree with such an endorsement?
Diablo went down to Tristram, he was looking for a world to steal
He was kinda grim, thanks to Horadrim, he was willing to make a deal
When he came across this warrior twirling his swords and twirling em hot
And Diablo said, “Forget Leoric, I want what this kid’s got.
“I guess you didn’t know it, but I have your brother too
“And if you care to take a dare, I’ll make a bet with you.
“Now you swing a pretty good weapon, boy, but give Diablo his due.
“I bet Mephisto’s hold against your soul, cause I’m clearly better than you.”
The boy said “My name’s Aidan, and it might be a sin,
“But I’ll take your bet, and Albrecht get; now why don’t we begin?”
Aidan sharpen up your sword and shine your shield up well
Diablo’s come to Tristram and you’re playing this on Hell
And if you win, there will begin an age that shines like gold
But if you lose, Diablo owns your soul.
Aidan gemmed his doublet and he said “I’ll start this show”
And fire flew from his fingertips (pretty poor as magicks go)
And he swung his sword while Diablo roared and fended off attacks
Then he backed away and drank a pot to get his health to max.
When Diablo was quite finished, Aidan thought that he was done
But in his head, Diablo said “Why we’ve only just begun!”
“Fire in Khanduras, run boy run
“Diablo’s made a mess of old Tristram
“Now you’ve got the stone that’s got my soul
“But it’s gonna cost you quite a toll.”
Aidan bowed his head because he knew it was his place
And jammed that evil soulstone right into his bloody face.
Diablo said, “Aidan, come on back if you ever want to try again
“But wait till 2012 or so, cause the lore will make sense by then.”
If you need accompaniment, here’s a karaoke version of the song. You’re free to air-fiddle along in the privacy of your own room, if that sort of thing appeals to you.
Click through for a performance of the original.