It is said that Robert Burns rattled this up in ten
minutes. Any Scot will know this to be true as Burns is known to have
rattled up more than songs in less than ten minutes.
A happy lament for the devil who, seeing the world in a sad
state of oppression, musically seduces the taxman to dance all the way back to
hell by playing an irresistible tune on his violin.
Hence began a tradition which, to this day, is religiously
practiced as the inland revenue, never sleeping, is constantly searching for the
The pipe tune here is the Old Womans Dance.