Annotation:O'Neill's Maggot

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X:1 T:O'Neill's Maggot M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Levey - Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection (1873) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d2e f2e | d2e d2B | A2F d2F | EEE E2z | d2e f2e | d2e d2B | A2F d2F | DED D2z :| |: DDD (A2F) | DDD (A2F) | EEE (B2G) | EEE (B2G) | DDD (A2F) | DDD (A2F) | G2E A2F | DED D2z :| |: a3 (a2f) | a3 (a2f) | (g2e) (b2e) | (g2e) (b2e) | a3 (a2f) | a3f3 | e2d e2f | ddd d2 z :|]

O'NEILL'S MAGGOT. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. 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 to mean a whim, fancy, plaything, 'trifle'--essentially an 'earworm'. Levey's title is harkening bak to an older time. 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)." See note for "annotation:Humors of Ballyconnell (1) (The)" for more.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 11, p. 5.

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