Captain Campbell strathspey

Also known as Capt Campbell, Captain Campbell’s, Captain Campbell’s Highland Fling, Sarah Casey, Sarah Casey’s, Sarah Casey’s Highland Fling.

There are 30 recordings of a tune by this name.

Captain Campbell has been added to 149 tunebooks.

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Fifteen settings

X: 1
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
E<AA>B c>AB<G|D<GG>A B>dB<G|E<AA>B c>Bc<e|d<Bg>B A2 A2:|
A<aa>g e>dc<e|d<eg>e d>BG<B|A<aa>g e>dc<e|d<Bg>B A2 A2|
A<aa>g e>dc<e|d<eg>e d>BG<B|c<Ad>B e>dc<e|d<Bg>B A2 A2||
ABC
X: 2
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
EAAB c2BA|GBdc B/2G3/2GD| EAAB cBce |3(dcB) gB B/2A3/2 A2:|
Aaag abge|dBgd BAGB|Aaag abge|dBgB B/2A3/2AG|
Aaag abge|dBgd BAGB |A^GAB cBcd|3(efg) dg B/2A3/2 A2||
ABC
X: 3
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
EAAB c2BA|GBdc B/2G3/2GD| EAAB cBce |3(dcB) gB B/2A3/2 A2:|
Aaag abge|dBgd BAGB|Aaag abge|dBgB B/2A3/2AG|
Aaag abge|dBgd BAGB |A^GAB cBcd|3(efg) dg B/2A3/2 A2||
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ABC
X: 4
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: E>AA>B c2 B>A | G>Bd>c B<GG>D |
E>AA>B c>Bc>e | (3dcB g>B B<A A2 :|
A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>d B>AG>B |
[1 A>aa>g a>bg>e | dBgB B<AA>G :|
[2 A>^GA>B c>Bc>d | (3efg d>g B<A A2 ||
ABC
X: 5
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: E>AA>B c2 B>A | G>Bd>c B<GG>D |
E>AA>B c>Bc>e | (3dcB g>B B<A A2 :|
|: A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>d B>AG>B |
[1 A>aa>g a>bg>e | dBgB B<AA>G :|
[2 A>^GA>B c>Bc>d | (3efg d>g B<A A2 ||
ABC
X: 6
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: E>AA>B c2 B>A | G>Bd>c B<GG>D |
E>AA>B c>Bc>e | (3dcB g>B B<A A2 :|
|: A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>d B>AG>B |
[1 A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>B B<AA>G :|
[2 A>^GA>B c>Bc>d | (3efg d>g B<A A2 ||
ABC
X: 7
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: A | E<AA>B c>AB<G | E<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc>e | d<Bg>B A2 A :|
|: B | A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
[1 A>aa<g e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 A :|
[2 c<Ad>B e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 A ||
ABC
X: 8
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: G |E<AA>B c>AB>G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc>g | d<Bg>B A2-A :|
|: G |A<aa>g e>dc<g | e>dc>e d/c/B/A/ G>e |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<g | d<Bg>B A2-A :|
[2 A<aa>A d>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2-A ||
ABC
X: 9
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: A>G |E<AA>B c>AB<G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
|: A>B |A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
[2 c<Ad>B e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 ||
ABC
X: 10
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: A>A |E<AA>B c>AB>G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
|: A>B |A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A<A :|
[2 c<Ad<B e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 ||
ABC
X: 11
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|: E<AA>B c2 B<A | D<GG>A B2 c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 :|
|: A<aa>g e2 c<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G2 |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 :|
[2 c<Ad<B e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 ||
ABC
X: 12
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: E>AA>B c2 B>A | G>Bd>c B<GG>D |
E>AA>B c>Bc>e | (3dcB g>B B<A A2 :|
|: A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>d B>AG>B |
[1 A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>B B<AA>G :|
[2 A>^GA>B c>Bc>d | (3efg d>g B<A A2 |]
|: A |E<AA>B c>AB<G | E<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc>e | d<Bg>B A2 A :|
|: B |A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
[1 A>aa<g e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 A :|
[2 c<Ad>B e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 A |]
|: G |E<AA>B c>AB>G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc>g | d<Bg>B A2-A :|
|: G |A<aa>g e>dc<g | e>dc>e d/c/B/A/ G>e |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<g | d<Bg>B A2-A :|
[2 A<aa>A d>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2-A |]
|: A>G |E<AA>B c>AB<G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
|: A>B |A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
[2 c<Ad>B e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 |]
|: A>A |E<AA>B c>AB>G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
|: A>B |A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A<A :|
[2 c<Ad<B e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 |]
|: E<AA>B c2 B<A | D<GG>A B2 c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 :|
|: A<aa>g e2 c<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G2 |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 :|
[2 c<Ad<B e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 |]
ABC
X: 13
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: E>AA>B c2 B>A | G>Bd>c B<GG>D |
|: A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>d B>AG>B |
|: E<AA>B c2 B<A | D<GG>A B2 c/B/A/G/ |
|: A<aa>g e2 c<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G2 |
ABC
X: 14
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A>G|E<AA>B c>AB<G|D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/|E<AA>B c>Bc<e|1d<Bg>B A/A/A:|2d<Bg>B A/A/A A>B||
A<aa>g e>dc<e|d<eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B|A<aa>g e>dc<e|d<Bg>B A/A/A A>B|
A<aa>g e>dc<e|d<eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B|c<Ad>B e>dc<e|d<Bg>B A/A/A||
# Added by Tate .
ABC
X: 15
T: Captain Campbell
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A>G | "Am"[E/A/][A3/A3/][A3/A3/]B/ "C"{cB}c>AB<G | "G"[D/G,/][G3/G,3/][G3/G,3/]A/ {A}B>d c/B/A/G/ | "Am"[E/A/][A3/A3/][A3/A3/]B/ "C"{cB}c>Bc<e | "G"d<B{ga}g>B "Am"{AB}[A2A2] A>G |
"Am"[E/A/][A3/A3/][A3/A3/]B/ "C"{cB}c>AB<G | "G"[D/G,/][G3/G,3/][G3/G,3/]A/ {A}B>d c/B/A/G/ | "Am"[E/A/][A3/A3/][A3/A3/]B/ "C"{cB}c>Bc<e | "G"d<B{ga}g>B "Am"{AB}[A2A2] A>B||
"Am"A<a{b}a>g "C"{ef}[e3/e3/]d/c<e | "G"{A/B/c/}d>e{a}g>e d/c/B/A/ G>B | "Am"A<a{b}a>g "C"{ef}[e3/e3/]d/c<e | "G"d<B{ga}g>B "Am"{AB}[A2A2] A>B |
"Am"A<a{b}a>g "C"{ef}[e3/e3/]d/c<e | "G"{A/B/c/}d>e{a}g>e d/c/B/A/ G>B | "Am"{cB}c>A"G"d>B "C"e>dc<e | "G"d<B{ga}g>B "Am"{AB}[A2A2] |]
# Added by Tate .
ABC

Twenty-four comments

Captain Campbell

In Tokyo, there are a couple of fiddlers who really love Cape Breton music and are popularizing several strathspeys in the session. This is one of them.

I feel this tune is melodious enough to mix with Irish tunes while I like playing "A.A. Cameron’s" and modern Scottish reel "Islay Rant" after it. Is there any good Irish reel to follow this one? I’ve just found "Lilting Banshee (Ballinasloe Fair)" is nice, but it’s a jig.

Captain Campbell

Thanks sainte, I like this tune a lot.

Donegal highland

This is a version of a very well-known highland that’s a standard in Donegal so no problem mixing it with Irish music. This is the version we play locally

X: 1
T: Captain Campbell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland
K: Amin
EAAB c2BA|GBdc B

Oops!

Here’s the abc again!

X: 1
T: Captain Campbell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland
K: Amin
EAAB c2BA|GBdc B

I’ve just had the same problem trying to post ABC in the comments. Must be that SARS bug or whatever you call it.

Try again!

I have removed the "less than" symbol from the abc and replaced it with explicit note lengths. So here goes.

X: 1
T: Captain Campbell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland
K: Amin
EAAB c2BA|GBdc B/2G3/2GD| EAAB cBce |3(dcB) gB B/2A3/2 A2:|
Aaag abge|dBgd BAGB|Aaag abge|dBgB B/2A3/2AG|
Aaag abge|dBgd BAGB |A^GAB cBcd|3(efg) dg B/2A3/2 A2||

The “less than” sign

It looks like if you use the "less than" sign in the comments section then it deletes everything following. I wonder if that’s because the comments may be converted to html or java code at some stage, and the "less than" sign (and the "greater than" sign for that matter) is used functionally in html and java. Perhaps Jeremy could confirm or otherwise.

Mind the triplets

to skerries. triplets are (3, not 3(
…and it: 3 ;-) can be a cowboy


X: 1
T: Captain Campbell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland
K: Amin
EAAB c2BA|GBdc B/2G3/2GD| EAAB cBce |3(dcB) gB B/2A3/2 A2:|
Aaag abge|dBgd BAGB|Aaag abge|dBgB B/2A3/2AG|
Aaag abge|dBgd BAGB |A^GAB cBcd|3(efg) dg B/2A3/2 A2||

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“Captain Campbell”

Submitted three times on April 1st 2003 by skerries.
(No comment about April Fool’s Day folks!)
A change has happened that now we can now use the less than symbol in our ABC’s in this yellow space. Here’s skerries notes with that and the usual swing of a highland:

T: Captain Campbell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: Amin
|: E>AA>B c2 B>A | G>Bd>c B<GG>D |
E>AA>B c>Bc>e | (3dcB g>B B<A A2 :|
A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>d B>AG>B |
1 A>aa>g a>bg>e | dBgB B<AA>G :|
2 A>^GA>B c>Bc>d | (3efg d>g B<A A2 ||

Oops! ~

K: Amin
|: E>AA>B c2 B>A | G>Bd>c B<GG>D |
E>AA>B c>Bc>e | (3dcB g>B B<A A2 :|
|: A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>d B>AG>B |
1 A>aa>g a>bg>e | dBgB B<AA>G :|
2 A>^GA>B c>Bc>d | (3efg d>g B<A A2 ||

K: Amin
|: E>AA>B c2 B>A | G>Bd>c B<GG>D |
E>AA>B c>Bc>e | (3dcB g>B B<A A2 :|
|: A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>d B>AG>B |
1 A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>B B<AA>G :|
2 A>^GA>B c>Bc>d | (3efg d>g B<A A2 ||

Dotty?! ~ Problems on this end with my cut-and-paste, weird! I’ll return with another version if I can find the recording I’ve in mind, or filtered through my madness. Hey, skerries had three takes and now so have I. It’s a great tune…

“Captain Campbell” ~ a bit of history on the side

"The Athole Collection" ~ James Stewart-Robertson, 1884

K:Aminor
|: A |
E<AA>B c>AB<G | E<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc>e | d<Bg>B A2 A :|
|: B |
A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
1 A>aa<g e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 A :|
2 c<Ad>B e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 A ||

Here’s another version, no huge differences but some odd points:

K:A Minor
|: G |
E<AA>B c>AB>G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc>g | d<Bg>B A2-A :|
|: G |
A<aa>g e>dc<g | e>dc>e d/c/B/A/ G>e |
1 A<aa>g e>dc<g | d<Bg>B A2-A :|
2 A<aa>A d>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2-A ||
d<Bg>B A2-A ||

“Captain Campbell” ~ Cape Breton notes

K:a minor
|: A>G |
E<AA>B c>AB<G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
|: A>B |
A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
2 c<Ad>B e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 ||

“Captain Campbell” ~ a Scottish transcription

K: a minor
|: A>A |
E<AA>B c>AB>G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
|: A>B |
A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A<A :|
2 c<Ad<B e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 ||

“Captain Campbell” ~ yet again

K: a minor
|: E<AA>B c2 B<A | D<GG>A B2 c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 :|
|: A<aa>g e2 c<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G2 |
1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 :|
2 c<Ad<B e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 ||

A Dorian! ~ just pick up an F anywhere and you’ll see, it’s #

K: ADor
|: A>G |\
E2 (3GAB c>Bc>A | G2 d>c B<GG>D | (3EFG A>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg>B A2 :|
|: (3efg |\ ~ etc…

Even I carried forward this giving the wrong key above… :-P

“Captain Campbell” - adding the headers & K: ADor

X: 4
T: Captain Campbell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey / highland fling
K: ADor
|: E>AA>B c2 B>A | G>Bd>c B<GG>D |
E>AA>B c>Bc>e | (3dcB g>B B<A A2 :|
|: A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>d B>AG>B |
[1 A>aa>g a>bg>e | d>Bg>B B<AA>G :|
[2 A>^GA>B c>Bc>d | (3efg d>g B<A A2 |]

# Posted on October 18th 2006 by ceolachan

"Captain Campbell" ~ a bit of history on the side - 1884

X: 5
T: Captain Campbell
B: "The Athole Collection" ~ James Stewart-Robertson, 1884, page 46
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey
K: ADor
|: A |\
E<AA>B c>AB<G | E<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc>e | d<Bg>B A2 A :|
|: B |\
A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
[1 A>aa<g e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 A :|
[2 c<Ad>B e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 A |]

# Posted on October 18th 2006 by ceolachan

Here’s another version, no huge differences but some odd points:

X: 6
T: Captain Campbell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey / highland fling
K: ADor
|: G |\
E<AA>B c>AB>G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc>g | d<Bg>B A2-A :|
|: G |\
A<aa>g e>dc<g | e>dc>e d/c/B/A/ G>e |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<g | d<Bg>B A2-A :|
[2 A<aa>A d>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2-A |]


# Posted on October 18th 2006 by ceolachan

"Captain Campbell" ~ Cape Breton notes

X: 7
T: Captain Campbell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey / highland fling
K: ADor
|: A>G |\
E<AA>B c>AB<G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
|: A>B |\
A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
[2 c<Ad>B e>dc<e | d<Bg>B A2 |]

# Posted on October 18th 2006 by ceolachan

"Captain Campbell" ~ a Scottish transcription

X: 8
T: Captain Campbell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey / highland fling
K: ADor
|: A>A |\
E<AA>B c>AB>G | D<GG>A B>d c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 :|
|: A>B |\
A<aa>g e>dc<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G>B |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A<A :|
[2 c<Ad<B e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 |]

# Posted on October 18th 2006 by ceolachan

"Captain Campbell" ~ yet again

X: 9
T: Captain Campbell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: strathspey / highland fling
K: ADor
|: E<AA>B c2 B<A | D<GG>A B2 c/B/A/G/ |
E<AA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 :|
|: A<aa>g e2 c<e | d>eg>e d/c/B/A/ G2 |
[1 A<aa>g e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 :|
[2 c<Ad<B e>dc<e | d<Bg<B A2 A2 |]

# Posted on October 18th 2006 by ceolachan

“Sarah Casey” / “Sarah Casey’s Highland Fling”

X: 10
T: Sarah Casey’s Highland Fling
T: Sarah Casey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: ADor
|: A>G |\
E2 (3GAB c>Bc>A | G2 d>c B<GG>D |
E>GA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg>B A2 :|
|: eg |\
a2 a>g e>d (3Bcd | g>[fa]g>e d<BG>B |
[1 a>ba>g e>dB<e | d<Bg>B A2 :|
[2 A>^GA>B c>Bc<e | d<Bg>B A2 |]

|: (3efg |\

Oops! The lead-in for the B-part… :-D

[1 a>^ga>=g e>dBB A2 :|

& - I find myself playing the first ending so…

“The Music of Corktown: The Reavy Collection of Irish-American Tunes”

(Volume I, but no other volumes have been released.)
by Joseph M. Reavy, 1979
http://www.reavy.us/
http://www.reavy.us/corktown.html

Another transcription for this can be found here, given straight, sans > & <:

"Sarah Casey" - highland fling - page 4

Captain Campbell…

Here’s my version, not sure where I learned it. I just pulled it out of the air, and I found here that it’s called Captain Campbell. I think I heard a Cape Breton fiddler play it somewhere, but I’m not sure who.

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One hell of a fine transcription job, Tate! Beautifully done and, coincidentally, very timely. I was arranging this for fingerstyle guitar from the Folk Tune Finder transcription which is decidedly inferior. With thanks …