CRAMP, THE. English, Country Dance Tune and Air (6/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Chappell (1859) finds the only known version of the tune in Pammelia (1609) arranged with two other country dances, "to be sung all three together; it is not very trustworthy." Lyrics begin:
The cramp is in my purse full sore,
No money will bide therin-a;
And if I had some salve therefore,'
O lightly then would I sing-a;
Hay ho the cramp-a, (x3)
Printed source: Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Times), vol. 1, 1859; p. 143.
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