The Miller’s Maggot jig

Also known as An Chéad Punann, The Miller’s Marggot, Russell’s, Single.

There are 38 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Geese In The Bog (a few times), The Killavil (a few times), Stan Chapman’s (a few times), Calliope House (a few times) and The Cliffs Of Moher (a few times).

The Miller’s Maggot has been added to 29 tune sets.

The Miller's Maggot has been added to 395 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Miller's Maggot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 A B2 A|B2 A BGE|G2 A B2 A|Bee dBA|
|G2 A B2 A|B2 A BGE|gfe dBA|Bee dBA:|
|:e2 f fge|d2 B BAG|e2 f fgg|aga bge|
|e2 f fge|d2 B BAG|A2 B cBA|Bee dBA:|
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X: 2
T: The Miller's Maggot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"G2A B2A|B2A "Em"BGE|"G"G2A "G/F#m"B2A|"Em"B2e "C"e3|
"G"G2A B2A|B2A "Em"BGE|"C"gfe "G"dBA|"Em"B2e e3:|
|:"C"e2f g2e|"G"d2B BAB|"C"e2f g3|"D"aga "Em"b3|
"C"e2f g2e|"G"d2B BAG|"Am"A2B cBA|"Em"Bee edB:|"Em"Bee "A7"e2z|]
X: 3
T: The Miller's Maggot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2A ~B2A | ~B2A BGE | G2A ~B2A | Bee dBA |
~G2A ~B2A | ~B2A BGE | gfe dBA |1 Bee dBA :|2 Bee edB ||
|: ~e2f ~g2e | ~d2B BAB | ~e2f ~g3 | ~a3 agf |
~e2f ~g2e | ~d2B BAG | ~A3 cBA |1 Bee dgf :|2 Bee dBA ||
X: 4
T: The Miller's Maggot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2A ~B2A | ~B2A BGE | G2A ~B2A | Bde dBA |
G2A ~B2A | ~B2A BGE | gfe dBA |1 Bde dBA :|2 Bde dBd ||
|: e2f g2e | d2B BAG | e2f ~g3 | ~a3 bag |
e2f g2e | d2B BAG | A2B cBA |1 Bde dBd :|2 Bde dBA ||

Sixteen comments

The Miller’s Maggot

The third and last tune in the set with The White Petticoat and Stan Chapman’s, from Solas.

In the B Part, play those "extra" fs and gs in measures 1, 3, and 5 more like grace notes leading up to the next note: |e2 f f/g2e| and |e2 f f/g2g/|aga etc…| to get the swing that Solas puts into it.

You can also go to town on nearly all of these quarter notes, cutting them or using triplets on ‘em.

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Guitar chords?

Does anyone have the guitar chords for this tune? If so please post them or send me an email. Thanks a lot! :-)

Guitar chords part 2

Well, I managed to find some myself:

X:58
T:The Miller’s Maggot
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:Jig
K:G
"G"G2A B2A|B2A "Em"BGE|"G"G2A "G/F#m"B2A|"Em"B2e "C"e3|
"G"G2A B2A|B2A "Em"BGE|"C"gfe "G"dBA|"Em"B2e e3:|
|:"C"e2f g2e|"G"d2B BAB|"C"e2f g3|"D"aga "Em"b3|
"C"e2f g2e|"G"d2B BAG|"Am"A2B cBA|"Em"Bee edB:|"Em"Bee "A7"e2z|]

They’re not very good chords. Especially that A7 at the end.

jigs for miller’s maggot

Hey there, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a jig or two that would work well with the miller’s maggot. Maybe sets your group or local session plays. I have put together a couple of sets but haven’t really found any that work nicely. Any offerings much appreciated….

Re: jigs for miller’s maggot

i know the solas set…i like it alot…that was white petticoat and stan chapman’s, eh?

Re: jigs for miller’s maggot

I’m still trying to get up to speed on the set. the White Petticoat is the tricky one for me (banjo), especially the second part. Stan Chapman’s and Miller’s Maggot seem to go more easily. Our whistle player plays them all very nicely.

Re: jigs for miller’s maggot

i am play them on the tenor banjo, you too? I agree with you on the white petticoat thing… something about that is tricky…can’t put my finger on exactly why…

Re: jigs for miller’s maggot

or what

Tune before Miller’s Maggot

I have heard the Lark on the Strand played before it which goes very well

Re: jigs to go with…

I’ve heard it following Sliabh Russell

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The Miller’s Maggot

What’s the history on The Miller’s Maggot?

Re: The Miller’s Maggot

According to The Portland Collection notes on tunes this is an English country dance tune dating back to when there was a type of dance called a maggot. Where the Miller comes into it I can’t say but millers were quite wealthy back then and might have sponsored the dance, supplied the beer?

The Miller’s Maggot, X:3

From the playing of David Munnelly, Helen Flaherty & Philip Masure.

The Miller’s Maggot, X:4

From the playing of Hanz Araki & Kathryn Claire.