Wildboar's Maggot

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X:163 T:Wildboar's Maggot M:C L:1/8 B:Thompson’s Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1757) Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb FE|DF (B2 B)dfd|Tc>BTc>d c2 de|f3 g TfdTcB|ABcd c2 FE| DF (B2 TB)dfd|=efga b2 ag|af=eg c2 (f=e)|f2 F4:| |:cB|ABcd e2 dc|gecf {B}A2 d^f|Tg3 a bg^fa|Td2 ga b2 ag| Tf2 ed gecf|dBGc {B}A2 ga|bfce G2 BA|B2 B,4:||



WILDBOAR’S MAGGOT. English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and dance directions ('Longways for three couples) was also printed in John Johnson’s 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 8 [1] (London, 1758). A maggot was an informal musical term akin to ‘fancy’ or ‘whim’, from the Italian maggioletta-—a plaything, trifle, or small thing of little consequence. The dance was reproduced for the 1994 production of the film Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth.

True wild boars became extinct in Great Britain before the development of Modern English.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - John Johnson (Two Hundred Favourite County Dances, vol. 8), 1758, No. 181. Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 163. Bentley (The Fallibroome Collection).



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See/hear the dance and tune performed on youtube.com [2]



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