Annotation:Grigg’s Maggot

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X:1 T:Grigg's Maggot M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:Young - The Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 1st edition (1710, p. 75) K:A eaA cea|bB2 ecA|eaA cea|cA2 BAG:|| eab/a/ g/f/e/f/g/a/|bB2 ecA|ea b/a/ g/f/e/f/e/d/|c A2 BAF|| FAG BAc|eF2 BAF|FAG BAc|c A2 BAG|| E/D/C/B,/C/D/ E/C/D/E/F/D/|B,B2 AGF|E/D/C/B,/C/D/ E/C/D/E/F/D/|B,A2 BAF:|]

GRIGG'S MAGGOT. AKA - "Grig's Maggot." English, Country Dance (6/8 time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). ABCD (Offord): AABCD (Young/Playford). The tune appears in all four editions of biography:John Young's[1] Second Volume of the Dancing Master [1] (1710-1728, as "Grig's Maggot"), and in rival publisher's Walsh and Hare's The Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719). Later London publisher John Johnson included it in his Wright's Compleat Collection of celebrated country Dances, vol. 2 (1748). London musician Thomas Hammersley entered it into his c. 1790 music manuscript collection.

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Printed sources : - Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 44.

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  1. London publisher John Young was the successor to the Playford publishing concerns. According to Frank Kidson: "John Young was a music seller and instrument maker at the sign of the Dolphin and Crown, in St. Paul's Church Yard, at the west side and at the corner of London House Yard."