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Song Parodies -> "The Devil Rays, South of Georgia"

Original Song Title:

"The Devil Went Down to Georgia"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Charlie Daniels Band

Parody Song Title:

"The Devil Rays, South of Georgia"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

A Yankee fan writes a song that makes the Tampa Bay Deviled Eggs look good? What can I say, Sweet Lou Piniella always was one of my favorite guys.
(instrumental opening)

The Devil Rays, south of Georgia, they were looking for some games to steal.
They were way behind, they were in a bind, so they made a new appeal.
They went out to Seattle and found a guy with a collar hot
and found out he was a local scout, and said, "Lou, lemme tell ya what:

I guess you didn't notice, but we're a ballclub that's still new.
And we need a guy to make us fly, who can straighten out this crew.
Now, I know you're Tampa born and bred, and your dream job has come due.
Let's get on a roll, 'cause that's our goal, we can get much better with you."

The man said, "My name's Piniella, and I think losing is a sin.
And I'll take that job, yes, siree, bob, you'll be better than you've ever been!"

Sweet Lou, fire up your team and get them in shape hard
'cause hell's broke loose in baseballl and Bud Selig deals the cards.
And if you succeed, this here team, lots of fans will attract
but if you fail, this team, Bud will contract!

The Devil Rays' pitcher threw the ball in the course of the evening's show
and with the bases loaded, he got a big strikeout, you know.
But the umpire disagreed, "Ball four!" and it made an evil hiss.
And Lou jumped from the dugout, and he said something like this:

(Unfortunately, I can't tell you what Lou actually said, for it would violate FCC regulations.
Suffice it to say, he was not happy.)

Rocco Baldelli told Sweet Lou, "You've fired us up, old son!
Now just sit right down in that chair, right there, and just watch us get it done!"

Fiery bats in the ThunderDome!
Devil Rays feeling just right at home!
Home run hitting by young Travis Lee!
Rays take the lead now, four to three!

(instrumental break)

The Devil Rays celebrated, the Yankees knew that they'd been beat.
And even the ump admitted Lou's good, despite the dirt on his feet.
Sweet Lou says, "Come on back, you fans! Tomorrow, we do it again!
And I'll tell you now, umps, you sons of a bitch, you can all just kiss my can!"

Fiery bats in the ThunderDome!
Devil Rays feeling just right at home!
Home run hitting by young Travis Lee!
Rays take the lead now, four to three!

(instrumental close)

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Mike (Mike Armstrong) - September 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Very impressive, the Tigers have been the subject of a couple of mine, but the Devil Rays are uncharted territory. Good work.

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