The De'il's Awa' (Eric DeLamarter)

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  • (Posted 2022-11-30)  CPDL #71722:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-11-30).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The De'il's Awa'
Composer: Eric DeLamarter
Lyricist: Robert Burns
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1912

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Original text and translations

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 The composer only set verses 1 & 2
The Deil cam fiddlin thro' the town,
And danc'd awa wi' th' Exciseman!
And ilka wife cries: -'Auld Mahoun,
I wish ye luck o' the prize, man!

The Deil's awa, the Deil's awa,
The Deil's awa wi' th' Exciseman!
He's danc'd awa, he's danc'd awa,
He's danc'd awa wi' th' Exciseman!

' We'll mak our maut, and we'll brew our drink,
We'll laugh, sing, and rejoice, man,
And monie braw thanks to the meikle black Deil,
That danc'd awa wi' th' Exciseman! (chorus)

' There's threesome reels, there's foursome reels,
There's hornpipes and strathspeys, man,
But the ae best dance ere cam to the land
Was The Deil's Awa wi' th' Exciseman!'