My Lord Byron's Maggot ~ Sharp

My Lord Byron's Maggot ~ Pat Shaw My Lord Byron's Maggot ~ Sharp

My Lord Byron's Maggot ~ Sharp is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1701 in The Dancing Master, 11th ed.. It was interpreted by Cecil Sharp (website) in 1922 and published in The Country Dance Book (Part 6). It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 28 bars.

Playford writes:
The 1. man beckons the 2. wo. to him, and she beckons him back again and turn The other do the same The two men lead through the women, and clap hands all four and cast off.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

A11-2M1 beckons W2 who steps toward him
3-4W2 beckons M1 as she falls back he comes forward
5-81st corners two hand turn
A21-2W1 beckons M2 who steps toward him
3-4M2 beckons W1 as she falls back he comes forward
5-82nd corners two hand turn
B1-4Men lead between women and cast back home
5-6Clap: one's own hands, partner's right, own, partner's left
7-8Again, clap: one's own hands, partner's right, own, partner's left
9-121s long cast down as 2s lead up

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