Even and Odd Like Tom with His Hod
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EVEN AND ODD, LIKE TOM WITH HIS HOD. AKA and see "Tempest (1) (The)," "Ap Shenkin," "Dear Little Island (The)." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Learned by Joyce in his boyhood and named after one Tom Curtan, a lame hodman whose lameness was accentuated when he carried his loaded hod. See also a variant given as an untitled square dance in Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle, 1981; No. 506, p. 461), and Bruce and Emmett's Civil War march "Mississippi."
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Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 87, pp. 45-46.