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X:1 T:Hare's Maggot M:3/2 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune K:Amin e4A4a4 | ga b2e2 ^g2 a4 | e2 gf e2g2e2c2 | d2g4 d2B2G2 | c2e2 f4 e2f2 | (d4d4) c4 :| |: e2c4 e2g2e2 | d2B4 d2g2d2 | c2e2A2 c2E2A2 | ^G6 A2B4 | c2e4 B2c2A2 | ^f2b4 f2^g2e2 | a2e2 fe d2 ed c2 | c6 B2 A4 :||

HARE'S MAGGOT. AKA - "Hair's Magott." AKA and see "Up with Aily (1)." English, Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. 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'. Another meaning of 'maggot' was for a dram, a small unit of liquid measure. The melody was first published in the Dancing Master, 11th edition (1701) published in London by Henry Playford, son of the originator of the series of volumes, John Playford. It was originally spelled as "Hair's Magott", but appeared as "Hare's Maggot" beginning with the 14th edition of 1709, and was retained in all subsequent editions through the 18th and last, printed in London in 1728 by John Young, successor to the Playford publishing concerns. "Hare's Maggot" also appears in Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing Master, editions of 1718, 1735 and 1749.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Barlow (Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 444, p. 102. Fleming-Williams & Shaw (English Dance Airs; Popular Selection, Book 1), 1965; p. 13. Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 25. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 28.

Recorded sources : - Island Records AN-700, Kirkpatrick & Hutchings - "The Compleat Dancing Master" (1974).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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