Poor Man's Dump

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POOR MAN'S DUMP. English, Air (3/2 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A lute tune ("Power manes doumpe") from the early 16th century from a manuscript by an unknown author, now in the British Museum (the ms. contains single tenor vocal lines for songs, virginal pieces, and a few lute tunes). Chappell (1859) says the dump was generally a slow dance air, although Grattan Flood (1906) disagrees with this assessment (see notes for "Peg a Ramsay" and "Dumps (The)). Chappell admits that "noting exact seems to be known about it."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times, vol. 1), 1859; p. 221.

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