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X:1 T:Camberwell M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B: Young – Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 1st edition (1710, p. 161) K:Dmin FD2 Ade|^cA2 def|ga/g/f efe/d/|^c/d/eA GF>E| FD2 Ade|^cA2 def|gf/e/f/e/ d^c/d/e|A d2 ^cdD:| |:af2 ag>f|ec2 d/e/fc|dc2 B/A/BA|G>AB cAF| cf2 ABG|eg2 =B^cA|fb2 a2d|Ad2 ^cdD:|]

CAMBERWELL. AKA - "Camber Well." English, Country Dance Tune or Jig (6/8 or 3/2 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was published in all four editions of London publisher John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master (1710-1728), Walsh & Randall's The New Country Dancing Master...Second Book (1710), and the 1718 and 1719 editions of Walsh & Hare's The Compleat Country Dancing Master.

Camberwell [1] is a district of South London, now part of Southwark. According to Wikipedia [2], there are several theories about the origin of the name. One is that it is derived from Old English Cumberwell or Comberwell, meaning 'Well of the Britons' (who called themselves Cumbri at the time), so-named by the surrounding Anglo-Saxon communities to identify the place where the older Celtic population lived. Another theory is that the name means "Well of the Crooked" or "Cripple Well", and that the area was a place of exile or quarantine for those crippled or ill with leprosy or other diseases, where they could be cared for by the church at a place with clean, healing spring water. In John Young's time Camberwell was a rural village, anchored by St. Giles Church. There was an annual fair on the village green, a spa, and a healing well (located in Camberwell Grove).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 43. Young (Second Volume of the Dancing Master, vol. 1), 1710; p. 161.

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