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O'NEILL'S MAGGOT. Irish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The word 'maggot' in this sense means a thing of small consequence, a plaything, a trifle; from the Italian maggioletta. The tune, however, is a jig-time setting of the reel that goes by the name "Humors of Ballyconnell (1) (The)" or "Captain Rock's (1)."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 11, p. 5.