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MOLE(, THE). Scottish, English. England, Northumberland. It is one of the "missing tunes" from William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian dance tune manuscript. It was perhaps the Scotch jig "Moudiewart (The)" (or 'The Mole'), an old Jacobite song, the air of which James Oswald used for his "Scotch Jig" which appears in Caledonian Pocket Companion (1752). William of Orange died when he was tossed from his mount when the animal tripped on a mole-hill.
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