Bleckynden's Maggot

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 Theme code Index    1H1H2H5 4431
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 flat
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Charles and Samuel Thompson
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 107
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1757
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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BLECKYNDEN'S MAGGOT. English, Jig. F Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The melody also appears in John Johnson's 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 8 (London, 1758), and (after their 1757 printing) was again published by the Thompson's in Complete Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 3 (London, 1773). A 'maggot' in this context was a bit of melody, akin to the term 'fancy' or 'whim', a trifle of a melody (from the French and Italian magioletta); the term was characteristic of the late 17th and early 18th century, however, and by mid-18th century was out of fashion.

Printed source: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 107.

T:Bleckynden's Maggot
B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1757)
Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynnian Titford-Mock, 2007
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