The Miller’s Maggot jig

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

There are 40 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Miller’s Maggot appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Miller’s Maggot has been added to 83 tune sets.

The Miller's Maggot has been added to 488 tunebooks.

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Five 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||
X: 5
T: The Miller's Maggot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dB|:G2A ~B2A|~B2A BGE|G2A ~B2A|Bee dBA|
G2A ~B2A|~B2A Bge|gfe dBA|1 Bee dBA:|2 Bee dBd||
|:e2f gfe|d2B BAG|e2f gfe|agf bag|
e2f gfe|d2B BAG|A2B cBA|1 Bee dBd:|2 Bee dBA||

Nineteen 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:

T:The Miller’s Maggot
“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?

Re: The Miller’s Maggot

Err, isn’t this a slide rather than a jig?

Re: Slides and Maggots

I’d say this is much more a single jig rather than a slide, especially since it came from the English country dance tradition. Single jigs and hop jigs aplenty over there.

Also, “maggot” doesn’t refer to a particular kind of dance, rather it’s an archaic way of saying “whim” or “fancy” — mostly in the world of English trad music. I’ve also heard people say it was a way to describe a tune that just gets stuck in your head, just like an, err, maggot would. In German, they’d call them “ear-worms.” I always find “maggot” tunes to be especially catchy myself.