De'il's Awa wi' the Exciseman (The)
X:1 T:De'il's Awa wi' the Exciseman, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 3, No. 271 (c. 1880's) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D|G2d ded|dcB ABc|d2G G2A|B3 d2D| GBd ded|dcB ABc|d2G G2A|B3 d2:| |:D|G2d d2d|c2B ABc|d2G G2A|B3 d2D| G2d d2d|c2B A2d|g2d dec|B3 G2:||
DEIL'S AWA' WI' THE EXCISEMAN. AKA and see "London Gentlewoman," "Hemp Dressers (1) (The)." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title comes from a Robert Burns song written to the older tune ("The Hemp Dresser") dating to before 1650. See also the related "Wilke's Wrigle" and "Merrily Danced the Quaker."