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MGM·Lion What is a maggot? (folk dance, that is) (6) RE: What is a maggot? (folk dance, that is) 13 Jun 16

'Maggot', as part of the title of a tune, doesn't, I believe, mean an actual dance step, but means somebody's 'favourite' [as in the old phrase, to have a maggot for, meaning a taste for]. So Mr Beveridge's Maggot would mean Mr B's favourite tune -- he being, presumably, some sort of patron of the composer; and hence, in a dance context, a dance arranged to it, or for which it provides an appropriate rhythm.

I think I have that right. Anyone confirm?


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