Hodge told Sue (Luffman Atterbury)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2007-08-31).   Score information: A4, 1 page   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Hodge told Sue
Composer: Luffman Atterbury
Lyricist: Probably the composer

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTT
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c.1760

Description:

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.

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Original text and translations

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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.