Annotation:My Lord Byron's Maggot

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X:1 T:My Lord Byron's Maggot M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Sharp - Country Dance Tunes Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D |: A | (AFA) (AFA) | (AFA) [F2A2]d | (dAd) (dAd) | (dAd) d2d | (fga) (efg) | (fga) (efg) | fga a2^g | (a3a2) :| || a | (fd)d (ge)e | (fd)d (ge)e | (fd)d g>ag/f/ | (e3e2) f/g/ | a2z g2z | f2z e2z | f2z g2z | f2z e2a | (f/g/ad) (eAa) | (f/g/ad) (eAa) | f>ed e e2 | (d3 d2) ||

MY LORD BYRON'S MAGGOT. AKA and see "King William's March (3)," "Lord Byron's Maggot," "Lord Biron's Maggot," "Shore's Maggot." English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). D Major. 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'. A maggot was also another term for a dram, a small unit of liquid measure. Maggots were latter 17th century longways country dances written generally to triple-time tunes and often dedicated to a personage. The country dance and tune were first printed in Henry Playford's Dancing Master [1], 12th edition (1703), and in all following editions, through the 18th and final edition of 1728 (then published by John Young). The dance was popular (and remains so in English Country Dancing circles), perhaps because of its ritualized coquettishness. See also London publisher John Walsh's version "annotation:Lord Byron's Maggot" for more.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Barlow (Complete Country Dances from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 457, p. 105. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 71.

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