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BROOK'S MAGGOT. English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A maggot was a term, like 'fancy' or 'whim', to a dance tune; from the Italian magioletta, meaning 'trifle' or 'thing of small consequence'. 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).
Printed source: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 ), 1765; No. 25.
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