Asa Hoge Tune

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ASA HOGE TUNE. AKA and see "Such A Gettin' Upstairs [1]." American, Breakdown. USA, Pa. G Major. Standard tuning. AAB. "From Asa Hoge, Green County, Pa., as he fiddled it in the 1870's" (Bayard). Bayard thought the tune (esp. under the titles "Going Upstairs" etc.) was derived from an old stage or vaudeville number, although had undergone "traditional remodelling" for some time. He points out that the tune is remembered today mostly as the tune for the school-child ditty "This Old Man Came Rolling Home."

Source for notated version: Thomas Hoge (Green County, Pa.) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 170E, pg. 123.