Music - Pills to Purge Melancholy

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London Waits Song from Pills to Purge Melancholy (1719)

Pills to Purge Melancholy

LONDON WAITS song.

LONDON WAITS song 2

To hear the tune, click here. To hear 'Cuckolds All A-row', click here

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I think we're on strong ground to reckon The Music is the waits - playing Cuckolds all arow. James [Dr James Merryweather].

Cuckold's Point.   Also known as Cuckold's Haven; on the Surrey bank of the Thames at the n. end of Limehouse Reach; said to derive its name from the story of a miller of Charlton, Kent, who was cuckolded there by King John.

Wheatley & Cunningham, Sam. Pepys' Diary.

(See black square on left of map below. I must confess I was hoping to discover that it was on the site of the Millennium Dome! [Chris Gutteridge])

James Merryweather's note on this subject

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