Mother Quoth Hodge (the New Way)

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MOTHER QUOTH HODGE. English, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Mother Quoth Hodge" is a different but similar melody that was the vehicle for several songs in early 18th century ballad operas. A different tune (albeit with the same character) called "Mother Quoth Hodge, the new way" first appeared in David Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (London, 1756). The melody features a slow part interjected into faster parts, as in the morris dance tune 'slows'.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 179.

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