The Devil Among The Tailors jig

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Atholl Highlanders (a few times) and The Spey In Spate (a few times).

The Devil Among The Tailors has been added to 1 tune set.

The Devil Among The Tailors has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Devil Among The Tailors
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AcA cAc | ece aea | faf dfd | eae cec |
dfd BdB | cec AcA | BdB GBG | A2A A3 ||
efe efe | ded ded | cdc cdc | BcB BcB |
efe efe | ded ded | cdc cdc | B6 |
AcA cAc | ece aea | faf dfd | eae cec |
dfd BcB | cec Aca | BdB GBG | A3A3 ||
X: 2
T: The Devil Among The Tailors
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AcA cAc | ece aea | faf dfd | eae cec |
dfd BdB | cec AcA | BdB GBG |1 A2A A3 :|2 A3 A3 ||
efe efe | ded ded | cdc cdc | BcB BcB |
efe efe | ded ded | cdc cdc | B2B B3 |
AcA cAc | ece aea | faf dfd | eae cec |
dfd BcB | cec Aca | BdB GBG | A2A A3 ||

Seven comments

First tune

Ok, this is the first tune I submitted, and I just realised that there´s already a tune of this name, I´ll go and check if it´s the same tune. I did do a search for this just before though, and for some reason it didn´t come up.
Anyway, I largely wanted to put this tune up just as an exercise to see if I can type ABC´s, I have never done it before and I do not read ABC´s, at least unless I can´t find a score, but I´ve been aware of the system for a while, and am coming round to the idea of it´s usefulness for sharing and databasing tunes. I still think it´s a horrible way to read music.
I got this tune from a friend Pavel, a Czech mandolin player while busking together in Granada. He got his tunes from other buskers in the north of spain, so a lot of the tunes we played together I´m not sure of the providence. I think a lot of the tunes that he thought of as Irish were actually of American Irish/Barndance background.
Anyway, hope it´s of interest, I´ll delete it if it´s the same as the one that´s up already.

Your ABCs look fine (although I don’t know whether they are accurate or not) but for the ease on the eyes and to improve the conversion it is adviseable to have 4 bars to the line i.e.:

X: 1
T: Devil Among The Tailors, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
AcA cAc | ece aea | faf dfd | eae cec |
dfd BdB | cec AcA | BdB GBG |1 A2A A3 :|2 A3 A3 ||
efe efe | ded ded | cdc cdc | BcB BcB |
efe efe | ded ded | cdc cdc | B2B B3 |
AcA cAc | ece aea | faf dfd | eae cec |
dfd BcB | cec Aca | BdB GBG | A2A A3 ||

If you then line the bar lines up with each other you will instantly become a hero to some folk on this site.

Thanks

Thanks for your tip! Yes, now that you mention it I can see that that will clearly make things easier for reading from ABC´s.
As I said, I use scores and personally I think it´s a terrible idea to try and read from ABC´s where scores are available. Probably I should learn to read ABC´s a bit more before I criticise though.
Either way, there´s no point in being pig-headed, so if a lot of people on this site like to read ABC´s I should try and make my ABC writing look nice for them.

Okay, that should be a bit more aestetically pleasing for the ABCheads… I have to say, I´m not going to make any more effort to line it up perfectly, as the letter spacings on the page aren´t the same as in the editor!!! How awkward is that?? Surely if people want to read ABC´s that line up nicely they should use a standard letter spacing on this site!

Update on the history of the tune…According to The Fiddler´s Companion (http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/ ) this is an english tune. It was printed in Charles and Samuel Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773, No. 95). This website seems to have very good historical background to the tunes! Worth a look!

It is not just to make the ABCs more aaesthetically pleasing. If you paste them into a programme to convert them to sheet music then the programme would normally pay attention to how you have written them so if you have 6 bars on one line and 2 on the next then that is how they will come out. Similarly if you do 4 and 4 the same applies.

Ok, I didn´t realise that. That does make more sense then.

I notice you are based in Dundee, I´m in Glasgow myself.
Hope you have a good session tonight, I´ll be in the Arlington Bar for a few tunes.
Cheers

Ah ok. Say hello to Kenny if you see him then. He used to be my landlord.