Captain Money's March
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CAPTAIN MONEY'S MARCH. AKA and see "Give me the girl that's ripe for joy." English, March (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). A very popular fife tune in the mid-to-latter 18th century. The earliest known version was printed in London by David Rutherford in Compleat Tutor for the Fife (1756), followed by appearances in a host of fife tutors, martial collections, woodwind tutors, etc. Samuel Bayard believes James Oswald may have been influenced by the tune, popular during his time, when he wrote "The Tulip," to which it bears a resemblance. See also "Balance the Straw (1)."