Carolan's Maggot

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X:1 T:Carolan’s Maggot M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson – The Hibernian Muse B:(London, 1787, No. 82, p. 51) N:”A Collection of the most Favorite Compositions of N:Carolan the Celebrated Irish Bard” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c2 (d/c/A/G/) FAFA|(f/g/a) (f/g/a) {g}fdde|fFFA dFFA| (d/c/A/c/) (d/c/A/c/) dGGA||Ff{d}cA (f/e/f/g/) fc|(g/f/g/a/) gd (g/f/g/a/) gd| (f/d/f/g/) f/d/f/g/ f/d/f/g/ f/d/f/g/|{g}a2 ad {c}(BA/c/) dG|| (F/D/F/G/) F/D/F/G/ F/D/F/G/ F/D/F/G/|(G/D/G/A/) G/D/G/A/ G/D/G/A/ G/F/G/A/| (F/A/f/A/) F/A/f/A/ F/A/f/A/ F/A/f/A/|(d/c/A/c/) d/c/A/c/ d/c/A/c/ d/c/A/c/| (d/c/d/)G/ d/c/d/G/ d/c/d/G/ d/c/d/G/|{e}f2 {f}ed {d}(cA/c/) dG||



CAROLAN'S MAGGOT. Irish, Air (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (O'Sullivan, Thompson): AABBCC (Mulhollan). Composed by Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). A 'maggot' was a unit of liquid measure--a dram--though used in the musical sense, a slight melody or plaything (from the Italian maggioletta).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - O'Sullivan found the tune in the Thompson's Hiberian Muse; a Collection of Irish Airs, including the Most Favourite Compositions of Carolan, the celebrated Irish Bard (London, c. 1786).

Printed sources : - Complete Collection of Carolan's Irish Tunes, 1984; No. 189, p. 130. Mulhollan (Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes), Edinburgh, 1804; p. 9. O’Sullivan (Carolan: The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper), 1958, No. 189, p. 208. Samuel, Anne & Peter Thompson (The Hibernian Muse), London, 1787; No. 82, p. 51.

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