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Thetford Waits

As quoted in Christopher Marsh's book, "Music and Society in Early Modern England"

(Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN 1107610249, 9781107610248.)


1668 : Charles II visiting compelled the musicians "to sing them all the bawdy songs they could think of."

1660s : The waits were recorded as playing "'The Bells' by Mr. Jenkins.

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