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City Waites, The
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(left to right) Douglas Wootton, Keith Thompson, Nicholas Hayley, Barbara Grant

The City Waites

The City Waites have specialized in the research and performance of popular sixteenth- and seventeenthcentury English music since the 1970s. Tours have taken them to Europe, Scandinavia, North and South America, and the Middle and Far East, performing everywhere from major concert halls to village squares. Their many recordings include ‘Lusty Songs and Country Dances’ (Regis), ‘Penny Merriments’ (Naxos), ‘Pills to Purge Melancholy’ (Saydisc), ‘The English Tradition’ (ARC), and ‘How the world wags’ (Hyperion). Collaborations include the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and the RSC, and several TV and movie themes.

Albums
'How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman' (CDH55013)
How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55013  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The English Stage Jig' (CDA67754)
The English Stage Jig
Buy by post £5.25 CDA67754  Please, someone, buy me …  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Bellman's Song (Ravenscroft)
Almain (Hely)
Argeers  Part 8 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
As I walked forth, or The Deceased Maiden Lover (Johnson)
As ye came from Walsingham (Thumpkin/Gentleman 2/Gentleman 1)  First line to Walsingham, Part 4 of The Black Man (Anon)
At Winchester was a wedding  First line to The Winchester Wedding (D'Urfey)
Ayre from 'Little Consort' Suite in G minor (Locke)
Black do I cry, will you any of me buy? (The Black Man/Thumpkin)  First line to The Gelding of the Devil, Part 9 of The Black Man (Anon)
Blind Cupid hath made my heart for to bleed (Wife/Simpkin)  First line to The Crost Couple, Part 1 of Singing Simpkin (Kemp)
Cavalilly Man  Part 9 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Ch'ave overcome my voes (Wat/Company)  First line to Upon a Summers Day, Part 10 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Come buy a brush for all your cloathes (Brush/Thumpkin)  First line to Greys Inn Mask, Part 7 of The Black Man (Anon)
Come sweetheart, look not sadly (Gentleman 2/Susan/Gentleman 1)  First line to Prithee love turn to me, Part 3 of The Black Man (Anon)
Draw near you country girls  First line to Seldom cleanly (Parker)
Galliard (Webster)
Gather your rosebuds (Lawes)
Good morrow fellow Filcher (Nim/Filcher)  First line to The Friar and the Nun, Part 1 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Greys Inn Mask  Part 7 of The Black Man (Anon)
Grim King of the Ghosts  Part 10 of The Black Man (Anon)
Heartsease  Part 8 of The Black Man (Anon)
I can dance and I can sing (Moll Medlar/Wat)  First line to Stingo – Half Hanekin, Part 6 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
In this same plight, sir, thus disquis'd (Gentleman 1/Thumpkin/Gentleman 2)  First line to Prince Rupert's March, Part 6 of The Black Man (Anon)
Jack a Lent  Part 4 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Jamaica, or The Jovial Broom Man, or a Kent Soldier's exact relation of all his travels in Every Nation, his famous acts are all Shown Here as in this Story doth appear (Anon)
Jog On  Part 5 of The Black Man (Anon)
Jog on, jog on, my pretty Susan (Thumpkin/Susan/Gentleman 1/Gentleman 2)  First line to Jog On, Part 5 of The Black Man (Anon)
Maids to bed and cover cole  First line to A Bellman's Song (Ravenscroft)
Man, forbear this place (Thumpkin/The Black Man)  First line to Grim King of the Ghosts, Part 10 of The Black Man (Anon)
Martin said to his man (Ravenscroft)
Now farawel Lungeon, iche may zing (Wat/Filcher/Nim/Moll Medlar/Baby)  First line to Cavalilly Man, Part 9 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
O Did you not hear of a Barber of late  First line to The Jolly Barber, or The Barber fitted by a Wanton Miss of the Town (Anon)
O woe is me (Thumpkin)  First line to Heartsease, Part 8 of The Black Man (Anon)
Oh wo, wo, wo, what zhall chee do? (Wat/Baby)  First line to The Gelding of the Devil, Part 7 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Our sentinel keeps well his standing (Gentleman 1/The Black Man/Gentleman 2/Thumpkin)  First line to Peg a Ramsey, Part 11 of The Black Man (Anon)
Our Taunton den is a dungeon (Wat)  First line to Upon a Summers Day – Kemp's Jig, Part 2 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Packington's Pound (Anon)
Peg a Ramsey  Part 11 of The Black Man (Anon)
Pox on you for a fop (Purcell)
Prince Rupert's March  Part 6 of The Black Man (Anon)
Prince Rupert's March  Part 2 of Singing Simpkin (Kemp)
Prithee love turn to me  Part 3 of The Black Man (Anon)
Quick let us share (Filcher/Nim)  First line to Jack a Lent, Part 4 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Quoth John to Joan  Part 1 of The Black Man (Anon)
Room for a lad that's come from seas  First line to Jamaica, or The Jovial Broom Man, or a Kent Soldier's exact relation of all his travels in Every Nation, his famous acts are all Shown Here as in this Story doth appear (Anon)
Saraband from 'Little Consort' Suite in G minor (Locke)
Seldom cleanly (Parker)
Singing Simpkin (Kemp)
Soldiers fight and Hectors rant on (Moll Medlar)  First line to The Carman's Whistle, Part 5 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Sonata in G (Croft)
Stingo – Half Hanekin  Part 6 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Sweet Susan, remember the words I have said (Thumpkin/Susan)  First line to Quoth John to Joan, Part 1 of The Black Man (Anon)
The Black Man (Anon)
The Bloody Battle at Billingsgate 'The Orange – Hit and Miss' (Anon)
The Carman's Whistle  Part 5 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The Crost Couple  Part 1 of Singing Simpkin (Kemp)
The Friar and the Nun  Part 1 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The Gelding of the Devil  Part 9 of The Black Man (Anon)
The Gelding of the Devil  Part 7 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The hunt is up (Bennet)
The Indian Queen  Part 2 of The Black Man (Anon)
The Jolly Barber, or The Barber fitted by a Wanton Miss of the Town (Anon)
The Merry Wooing of Robin and Joan 'Sellengers Round' (Anon)
The Miller of Dee (Anon)
The rainbow never knew (Filcher/Nim/Wat)  First line to The Friar and the Nun, Part 3 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
The Saint Turned Sinner, or The Dissenting Parson's Text Under the Quaker's Petticoats (Anon)
The Winchester Wedding (D'Urfey)
There is a Royster at the door (Servant/Simpkin/Wife/Bluster/Old Husband  First line to Prince Rupert's March, Part 2 of Singing Simpkin (Kemp)
There was a jolly miller once  First line to The Miller of Dee (Anon)
Tomorrow the fox will come to town (Ravenscroft)
Upon a Summers Day  Part 10 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Upon a Summers Day – Kemp's Jig  Part 2 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Walsingham  Part 4 of The Black Man (Anon)
We shall ne're have lucky minuit (Filcher/Nim)  First line to Argeers, Part 8 of The Cheaters Cheated (Jordan)
Who liveth so merry (Ravenscroft)
Y'are well overtaken—wither, sir, so fast? (Gentleman 1/Thumpkin/Gentleman 2)  First line to The Indian Queen, Part 2 of The Black Man (Anon)
You friends to reformation  First line to The Saint Turned Sinner, or The Dissenting Parson's Text Under the Quaker's Petticoats (Anon)
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