Hodge told Sue (Luffman Atterbury)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2007-08-31). Score information: A4, 1 page Copyright: Personal
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First published: c.1760
One of those glees that is ruder in performance than the anodyne lyrics might suggest. This edition comprises a modern realisation, and a statement of the piece in its original specialized format.
Original text and translations
Hodge told Sue he love her as his life
and if she’d be kind he would make her his wife,
which tickled her fancy and kindled love’s fire
but love had it’s way and he had his desire.
Then left in the lurch, again and again,
in grief told her tale but ‘twas in vain.