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X:1 T:Scotch Moggy M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B: Young – Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 1st edition (1710, p. ) K:G g>a f>e d>B|c2A2 ag/f/|g>a g>e d>B|A2G2g2:| |:c>d e>c d>B|c>A a>e f>d|B>e d>B A>G|E2G2G2:|]



SCOTCH MOGGY. AKA - "Scotch Moggi." English, Country Dance Tune (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody with dance directions was printed in all four editions of London publisher John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master [1] (1710-1728). It was also published by rival London music publisher John Walsh in his New Country Dancing Master, 2nd Book (1710, p. 93) and in his Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719). Farmer lists a ballad called "Scotch Moggy's Misfortune" (AKA - "Shakum Guie has gotten a wife", from Pepys Ballads, c. 1635) but whether there is any relationship to the Dancing Master tune is unknown. The name 'Moggy' derives from Margaret, but was a generic name for a woman of marriageable age in Scotland in the 17th century [1].

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  1. Taavitsainen, Melchers, &Pahta, Writing in Non-Standard English, 1999, p. 369.