Hare's Maggot

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HARE'S MAGGOT. AKA and see "Up with Aily (1)." English, Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. One meaning of maggot is for a dram, a unit of liquid measure, but the musical meaning may stem from the word's derivation from the Italian word maggioletta, or a plaything. The melody was first published in the Dancing Master, 11th edition (1701), according to Jeremy Barlow, then published in London by Henry Playford. It was retained in subsequent editions through the 18th and last, printed in London in 1728 by John Young. It also appears in Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing Master, editions of 1718, 1735 and 1749.

Source for notated version:

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. 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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