Capt. Catton's Maggot

Source: Johnson c. 1750, interpreted by Bernard Bentley; published in English Dance & Song, Spring 1969. Volume XXXI. No. 1
Formation: Longways; Proper

A1 #1s Lead Down; Cast Up; Foot It
A2 #2s Lead Up; Cast Down; Foot It
B1 #1s Cross & Cast Down; Half Figure Eight Up (#2s Move Up)
B2 Four Changes of Rights & Lefts - start Right with Partner

32-bar jigs.

Bernard Bentley published this as one of the dances in The Fallibroome Collection.

These are the original words from the 18th century:

Capt. Catton's Maggot

The "at top" indicates that it is a Triple Minor with the third couple inactive throughout. These days we would dance it as a Duple Minor.

Colin Hume has an article on how to "Foot It".

Original page from English Dance & Song, Spring 1969

Capt. Catton's Maggot

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