What would have happened if when the Devil went down to Georgia, and after taking the bet, Johnny stunk the place up with his fiddling? Well, according to the song, the Devil would have gotten Johnny’s soul. That would have been a terrible ending. I don’t think I would “air fiddle” to the song anymore. At least not at the part where Johnny actually hands over his soul. But maybe I would when the Devil plays. He actually plays very well.