Deil amang the Mealmongers (The)
X:1 T:Deigryn, Y T:Tear, The M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:"Andante" R:Air B:Nicholas Bennett – Alawon fy Bgwlad (1896, p. 77) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin d|(d2c) (c2B)|(BA2) z2 (G/A/)|B2A A2C|(D3 D) zF| F2F E2D|d d2z2d|c2A c2B|(A3 A2)|| A|A2B A2G|(GF2) z2A|B d2 c2 e|(f2e) (dcB)| (BA2) z2 (G/A/)|B2A A2C|(D3 D2)||
DEIL AMANG THE MEALMONGERS, THE. AKA - "Devil amang the Meal Men." AKA and see "Bishop (3) (The)," "Valenciennes." Scottish, English (originally); Jig and Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears first in print in the Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 4 (London, 1770) under the title "Bishop (3) (The)," followed by an appearance in John & Thomas Preston's Preston's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1794 (London, 1794) as "Valenciennes." It was adopted in Scottish Lowlands collections such as Manson's Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 1 (1854) and Kohler's Violin Repository vol. 2 under the "Meal Mongers/Meal Men" title.