George's Maggot (2)

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GEORGE'S MAGGOT [2]. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune and country dance instructions were printed in all four editions of London publisher John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master (1710-1728). 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'.

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Printed sources: Young (Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 1st edition), 1710; No. 180.

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