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GUEST,ripov Mr Beveridges Maggot - what's a maggot? (44) RE: Mr Beveridges Maggot - what's a maggot? 28 Jul 17

But the cars passed the tests the government designed. So did the materials used in Grenfell Tower. So do our kids when they do their SATs. Common thread anywhere?

But - back to thread; I initially thought 'maggot' a strange name; but then it seemed to me a logical way of describing the tune that comes out of the head, pretty well fully formed (the best ones, as any composer will tell you; there are plenty of poor ones needing hard work to knock into shape, but which are never so good, despite the work you put into them); and so the names associated with the maggot were probably of local musicians who played together, possibly all sharing one instrument since folks were not necessarily well off; and who occasionally played one of their own tunes, rather than a set of variations on a well known tune, which was the fashion.
Just my guess.

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