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
||#1s Lead Down; Cast Up; Foot It
||#2s Lead Up; Cast Down; Foot It
||#1s Cross & Cast Down; Half Figure Eight Up (#2s Move Up)
||Four Changes of Rights & Lefts - start Right with Partner
Bernard Bentley published this as one of the dances in The Fallibroome Collection.
These are the original words from the 18th century:
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".
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