Room for Cuckolds
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ROOM FOR CUCKOLDS. English, Air. "Room for Cuckolds" was a balled issued in 1660, designed to be sung to the air of "Cuckolds all a-row." It is cognate with "Hunting the Hare (1)," "Green Gown (The), and Thomas D'Urfey used it for "Room for Company" and "Room for Gentlemen; or, Here comes my Lord Mayor" (Pills to Purge Melancholy, vol. 6). Simpson notes that "Room for Cuckolds, here comes a Company" seems to have been a proverbial catchphrase when used as subtitle of "Hey for Horn-Fair" (c. 1685). It is the indicated tune for a song in the ballad opera The Footman (1732).