Lord Byron's Maggot

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LORD BYRON'S MAGGOT. AKA - "Lord Biron's Maggot." AKA and see "My Lord Byron's Maggot." English, Air and Country Dance Tune (6/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The tune was the vehicle for songs in The Grub Street Opera (1731), The Genuine Grub Street Opera (1731), The Welsh Opera, or the Grey Mare the Better Horse (1731), Calista (1731) and The Mad Captain (1733). Country dance versions were printed in Walsh & Hare's The Compleat Country Dancing Master (1718) and later editions of 1731 and 1754.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Walsh (Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth), London, 1740; No. 117.

Recorded sources:




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