The Devil’s Delight reel

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Devil’s Delight has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Devil's Delight has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Devil's Delight
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
fg|:aA ~A2 A2 EC|~A,2 EA, CEA,C|DCB,A, CEAc|dFBA GBeg|
aA ~A2 A2 EC|~A,2 EA, CEAc|dcBA cdeg|1 fdec A2 fg:|2 fdec ~A3 d||
ceAf eAce|feca eAce|dfBb fBdB|GABc defg|
aA ~A2 cAEC|DCB,A, CEAc|dcBA cdeg|1 fdec A2 fg:|2 fdec ~A3 d||
X: 2
T: The Devil's Delight
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
fg|:aA ~A2 A2 ec|~A2 eA ceAc|dcBA cEAc|dFBA GBeg|
aA ~A2 A2 ec|~A2 eA cEAc|dcBA cdeg|1 fdec A2 fg:|2 fdec ~A3 d||
ceAf eAce|feca eAce|dfBb fBdB|GABc defg|
aA ~A2 cAEc|dcBA cEAc|dcBA cdeg|1 fdec ~A3 d:|2 fdec A2 fg:|

Four comments

Another Dan R MacDonald tune. Yet again learned from John Martin

The Devil’s Delight, X:2

A current discussion about folding octaves made me think of this great tune. Good for folding practice!

p.s. The 1st and 2nd timing in the second part of the original post seem to be the wrong way round.

Re: The Devil’s Delight

The above setting is for whistle of flute obviously!

Re: The Devil’s Delight

If I’m right, Dan R originally named this "The Dismal Reel," but some of his friends told him he couldn’t call such a happy tune "The Dismal Reel" so he renamed it "The Devil’s Delight."