The Captain And His Whiskers reel

Also known as Captain & His Whiskers, The Captain & His Whiskers.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Captain And His Whiskers has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Captain And His Whiskers
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AB|c2 ecB A2 B|cfec A2 Bc|d2 defd BA|GBBc B2 AB|
c2 ecB A2 B|ceec A2 Bc|d2 defd BG|A2 A2A2:|
fg| agab a2 gf|ecAB c2Bc|d2 defd BA|GBBc B2 fg|
agab a2 gf|ecAB c2Bc |d2 defd BG|A2 A2A2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Captain And His Whiskers
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA|B2 BB B2 BA|BAAA A2 Bc|d2 cBdc BA|AGGG G2 GA|
B2 BB B2 cB |BAAA A2 Bc|d2 cB dcBA|AGGG G2:|
gf| fecc c2 ge|edBB B2 dB|cAAA A2 cA|
BGGG G2 GA|B2 BB B2 cB|BAAA A2 Bc|d2cB dcBA|AGGG G2:|

Two comments

Old Newfoundland tune. Often played as a ”single” for those of you familiar with the Newfoundland dance traditions. The title of this tune is shared with a completely different melody.

The folk song ”The Captain & His Whiskers" is played to the melody ”Rising of The Moon”

From Winner’s New Primer for Violin Circa 1862

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X: 1
T: Captain And His Whiskers, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
GA|B2 BB B2 BA|BAAA A2 Bc|d2 cBdc BA|AGGG G2 GA|
B2 BB B2 cB |BAAA A2 Bc|d2 cB dcBA|AGGG G2:|
gf| fecc c2 ge|edBB B2 dB|cAAA A2 cA|
BGGG G2 GA|B2 BB B2 cB|BAAA A2 Bc|d2cB dcBA|AGGG G2:|