My Lady Carey's Dompe
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MY LADY CAREY'S DOMPE. English, Dance Air (cut time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB & variations. A 'dumpe' was a sort of slow dance in vogue in the England of Henry VIII, the early 16th century, but nothing much is known about it. This air is from a MS in the British Museum, c. 1520.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times, vol. 1), 1859; p. 222.
Recorded sources: John Renbourn - "Nobody's Fault but Mine: the John Renbourn Anthology 1966-2005" (2008).
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