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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
First line:
Room for a lad that's come from seas
composer
John Playford's Dancing Master, 4th edition, 1670
author of text

Recordings
'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)  
Details
Track 1 on CDH55013 [3'15] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

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
This rousing tune first appears as ‘Jamaica’ in John Playford’s Dancing Master (Fourth edition, 1670), although earlier in the century it was known as ‘The Slow Men of London’. Ballad genealogy is complicated and in this instance too long for sleeve notes but, briefly, no text survives that refers to the island of Jamaica. The text on this disc is by Richard Climsell. Printed about 1640, the tune called for is ‘The Slow Men of London’. It comes from the Roxburghe Collection (No 166) in The British Museum.

from notes by Douglas Wootton 1981

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55013 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-81-00801
Duration
3'15
Recording date
8 October 1980
Recording venue
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. How the world wags Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman (CDA66008)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: January 1988
    Deletion date: May 1999
    Superseded by CDH55013
  2. How the world wags Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman (CDH55013)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: May 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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