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X:1 T:Brook's Maggot M:6/8 L:1/8 B:John Hinton - The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (1759, p. 257) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G3 BGB|dBd efg|G3 BGB|ABA AFD| G3 GBG dBd efg|fgf ge^c|d3 D3:| |:dBG GBd|ecG EGc|egf ed^c|dAF D3| G3 BGB|dBd efg|dBG cAF|(G3 G3):|]

BROOK'S MAGGOT. English, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was first printed in John Hinton's Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (London, 1759, p. 257), where it is described as "a new country dance", and later in R. Baldwin's The London Magazine, or The Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer (1762). Sixteenth and seventeenth century country dance tunes sometimes had the word "maggot" in their titles, perhaps derived from Italian Maggiolatta or Italian May song, but used in England to mean a whim, fancy, plaything, 'trifle'--essentially an 'earworm'.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 ), 1765; No. 25.

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