Up Jumped The Devil reel

Also known as Up Jumped Trouble.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Up Jumped The Devil has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Up Jumped The Devil
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e2|e2 ee f2 f2|a2 a2 f2 e2|e2 a2 f2 e2|g6 e2|
egbe gbeg|begb g2 e2|gfeg fefc|e6 e2|
ecec fcfc|acac f2 e2|e2 a2 e2 a2|f6 a2|
a3 b a2 f2|e3 f e2 ef|gfed cA B2|A4A4||
E2 AA E2 AA|F2 AA E2 E2|E2 AA E2 E2|B2 e4 e2|
BBee BeBB|eBBe e2 f2|gfeg fedB|AB AF E2 E2|
E2 AA E2 AA|F2 AA E2 E2|E2 AA E2 AA|F2 F4 a2|
a3b a2 f2|e3 f e2 ef|gfed cA B2|A4A2||

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Up Jumped the Devil

Old-time American fiddle tune, classified as a "breakdown" (reel). Very popular in the 1950s, especially in the southern stares of Arkansas, Texas and Virginia. Very much American in character, but nevertheless might be good fun to play at a session. As well as on fiddles, good for banjos and guitars, but much less so for other instruments.