Kickin’ Up The Devil On A Holiday reel

Also known as Kickin Up The Devil On A Holiday, Kicking Up The Devil On A Holiday.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Kickin' Up The Devil On A Holiday has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Kickin' Up The Devil On A Holiday
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
Ad|:ccAc BAGB|AGAc ddAd|cABG AAGE|1 EEDC DDAd:|2 EEDC DDDC||
D2DD EDEG|A2AA AAAB|c2AB c2AB|cBcd cAGE|!
DDDC DDFG|A2AA dAAd|cABG AAGE|1 EEDC DDDC:|2 EEDC DDAd|]
2
X: 2
T: Kickin' Up The Devil On A Holiday
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|d2Bd cBAc|BABd e2 Be|dBcA B2AF|1 ~F3D EEBe:|2 FFED EEED||!
E2EE FEFA|B2BB BABc|d2Bc d2Bc|dcde dBAF|!
E2 ED EEGA|B2BB eBBc|dBcA BBAF|1 FFED EEED|2 FFED EEBe|]
3
X: 3
T: Kickin' Up The Devil On A Holiday
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
Ad|: c2Ac B2G2|A2A2 d2Ad|cABG A2G2|1 E2D2 D2Ad:|2 E2D2 D2A,C||
|:D3D E2G2|A4 A2 Ad |c2 ABc2 AB | cBcd c2E2|
D3D EG3|A2A2 d2Ad|cABG A2G2|1 E2D2 D2A,C:|2 1 E2D2 D2||

Five comments

I transcribed this tune from Bridgetown’s CD "East of the Tracks." My apologies to Dave Cory if I didn’t get it just right. My search for the ABCs (so I didn’t have to do the work) netted only some old-timey recordings, so this particular version is a more "Irish lilt" transcription. It’s also a banjo tune, hence the repetitious lower register notes. Adding triplets and some variations make this a very cool, driving tune.

You forgot a repeat on the ABC

Piper’s version

X: 1
T: Kickin’ Up The Devil On A Holiday
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Bmin
|d2Bd cBAc|BABd e2 Be|dBcA B2AF|1 ~F3D EEBe:|2 FFED EEED||!
E2EE FEFA|B2BB BABc|d2Bc d2Bc|dcde dBAF|!
E2 ED EEGA|B2BB eBBc|dBcA BBAF|1 FFED EEED|2 FFED EEBe|]
Could be played in a Klookish style with syncopes, too !

sorry for the typo, it should be FLOOKish style

Fiddle version

Dave Cory got this from Stephen "Sammy" Lind of Foghorn Stringband - Sammy got it from fiddler James Bryan

X: 2
T: Kickin’ Up The Devil On A Holiday
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amin
Ad|: c2Ac B2G2|A2A2 d2Ad|cABG A2G2|1 E2D2 D2Ad:|2 E2D2 D2A,C||
|:D3D E2G2|A4 A2 Ad |c2 ABc2 AB | cBcd c2E2|
D3D EG3|A2A2 d2Ad|cABG A2G2|1 E2D2 D2A,C:|2 1 E2D2 D2||