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The Devil's Song is a song that appears in The Cuphead Show! within the episode Carn-Evil. It is composed by Ego Plum and about the Devil singing about how good it is to be himself.

Lyrics[]

[The Devil]

(Talking) Everyone loves a carnival. What a haul.

Whoa!

In case you ain't heard, I'm the Devil.

I'm real low down, not on the level.

They call me Old Scratch, Mr. S, the Big D.

I'm the king of the underworld. Yeah, it's great to be me.

Ho-di-llie doh-di-llie doh-di-llie doh.

[Imps]

Ho-di-llie doh-di-llie doh-di-llie doh.

[The Devil]

Hee-di-llie hee-di-llie hee-di-llie hee!

[Souls]

Hee-di-llie hee-di-llie hee-di-llie hee.

[The Devil]

I'm a real naughty boy, I'm sure you'll agree.

I get my kicks playing tricks on the locals.

They're easy marks, they're real dumb yokels.

But now folks, listen closely,

it's time I made a confession.

Collecting people's souls is my greatest obsession!

(Laughing)

Extended version[]

According to composer Ego Plum, a full extended version of the song exists. The Devil's song has a roughly three-minute extended set of lyrics, which was previewed a day before Season 3 did via Collider, along with "Roll the Dice", as part of the soundtrack album.

Extended lyrics[]

[The Devil]

Whoa!

In case you ain't heard, I'm the Devil.

I'm a-real low down, not on the level.

They call me Old Scratch, Mr. S, the Big D.

I'm the king of the underworld. Yeah, it's great to be me.

Look around, we've got brimstone and fire

Pain and suffering to your heart's desire

I've got an army of demons waiting at my command

And the fate of the wicked in the palm of my hand!

(Laughing)

Ho-di-llie doh-di-llie doh-di-llie doh.

[Imps]

Ho-di-llie doh-di-llie doh-di-llie doh.

[The Devil]

Hee-di-llie hee-di-llie hee-di-llie hee!

[Souls]

Hee-di-llie hee-di-llie hee-di-llie hee.

[The Devil]

I'm a real naughty boy, I'm sure you'll agree.

I get my kicks playing tricks on the locals.

They're easy marks, they're real dumb yokels.

But now folks, listen closely, it's time I made a confession.

Collecting people's souls is my greatest obsession!

(Laughing)

(Instrumental Interlude)

So, now that you've heard my story

You'll see my power in all its glory!

One day, I'll own every soul, yeah, that's just what I'll do

I'll get everyone else's and I'm coming for you!

Yes! They call me Old Scratch, Mr. S, the Big D.

I'm the king of the underworld…

And it's great to be me!

(Laughing)

Trivia[]

  • For the nicknames the Devil gives himself, "Mr. S" in full likely means "Mr. Satan", and "Big D" refers to the fact that the Devil's name starts with a D. "Ol' Scratch" is another popular pseudonym for the Devil and has been used in many popular stories such as Witch by Jen Silverman and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
  • This musical number has a few similarities to Cab Calloway's rotoscoped musical number in the 1932 Fleischer cartoon Minnie the Moocher, as well as the song Little Girls from the musical stage play Annie and Oogie Boogie's Song from the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • In "Roll the Dice", if one listens close enough, during King Dice and the Devil's phone call, an alternate version of the song can be heard playing in the background.
  • Innuendo: The Devil says people call him "the Big D" and states he's "a real naughty boy" while his hand looks like it's positioned conveniently.
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