Arthur Betts (arr.)
(?1774 - 1847)

The Devil Among the Tailors
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A popular English (possibly Northumbrian) dance tune, improved and elaborated here for the amateur parlour musician.

In Thomas Hardy's anecdote (publ. in "Absent mindedness in a village choir") it was a spontaneous and inappropriate outburst of "Devil among the tailors" that prompted the parson to replace the parish gallery musicians with a barrel-organ.