Deil Tak' the Breeks
X:1 T:Deil Tak' the Breeks M:C| L:1/8 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D F || d2cB dFFA | BcdB AFFf | d2ec dAFd | AfdF E/E/EB2 | d2CB dFFA | BcdB AFFa | fdec dAFd | AfdF E/E/EB2 || || AFDF AFFB | AfdF AFFd | AFDF AFFd | AFdF E/E/EB2 | AFDF AFFB | AfdF AFFd | fdec dAFd | AfdF E/E/Ebg || ||fdcd AFFd | Bdcd AdFd | fdcd AFFd | BdAF E/E/Ebg | fdcd AFFd | Bdcd AdFd | fdcd BdAd | FdAF E/E/EB2 || || defg affb | afbg affb | defg affb | abaf e/e/eb2 | defg affb | afbg affb | fdec dAFd | AfdF E/E/EB2 ||
DEIL TAK' THE BREEKS (O gràin air na briogaisean). Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'CDD' (Fraser): ABB'CC'DD' (Athole). "There are words of various merit to this air, often imperfectly sung. Those which bear the name given in this work suit it best, and relate to some occasion the MacLeod family had for recruiting men, when the heir was a minor, and a lady the active instrument. The words profess the warmest attachment to her and the family interests" (Fraser).