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NEAL'S MAGGOT. English, Country Dance Tune (6/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A maggot is a 17th century dance form whose dances and tunes are usually named after a patron. The name derives from the Italian maggioletta, a plaything, toy, or matter of slight consequence, although has also been employed to a small unit of liquid measure, similar to a dram. The melody was printed in 1740 in London by publisher John Johnson, edited by dancing master Daniel Wright.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Wright (Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances), 1740; p. 60.