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X:1 T:Captain Mackintosh [1] M:C L:1/8 R:March B:Button & Whitaker's Pocket Collection of Favorite Marches, B:for Two German Flutes, Violins, or Fifes (London, 1780). Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|d>e df dA AA|d>e df a3f|(bg)(ge) (af)(fd)|ef ge (dc) BA| d>e df dA AA|d>e df a3f|(bg)(ge) (af)(fd)|(ge)(ec) d3:| |:d|a>b a>b ge ef|g>a g>a f3d|A(d/e/ f)d B(e/f/ g)e|bg ed (dc) BA| d>e df dA AA| d>e df. A3f|(bg)(ge) (af)(fd)| (ge)(ec) d3:||

CAPTAIN MACINTOSH [1]. AKA - "Captain McIntosh," "Capt. Mackintosh's Fancy." English; March or Reel. A Major (Trim/Hardy): D Major (Kennedy): C Major (Howe) . Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Howe, Kennedy): AAB (Trim): AABB (Mattson & Walz). "Captain Mackintosh" was published in Button & Whitaker's[1] Pocket Collection of Favorite Marches, for Two German Flutes, Violins, or Fifes (London, 1780? and 1806). It also appears in Samuel Holyoke's Instrumental Assistant, vol. 1 (p. 31), published in 1800 in Exeter, New Hampshire, and in Wilson's Companion to the Ball Room (London, 1816). In manuscript form it can be found in the Thomas Hardy family collection, Dorset England. Country dance versions, much simplified, can be found as "Captain McIntosh (2)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Holyoke's Instrumental Assistant [Mattson & Walz].

Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 632. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 18, p. 6. Mattson & Walz (Old Fort Snelling), 1974; p. 55. Trim (The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy vol. 1), 1990; No. 95. Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 113.

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  1. Benjamin Button purchased the music publishing business of the Thompson family that had been premier in London for the second half of the 18th century. John Whitaker was an organist and tune composer who was added to the firm in 1808, which published as Button & Whittaker until 1816, when Mr. Beadnell was added to the partnership.