Captain Rock (2)
X:1 T:Captain Rock  M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 781 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D G|AGAB cAGB|Adde fdec|(3AAA AB cAGc|dfed cAGB| AD (3DDD cAGB|Adde f2 fg|(3agf (3gfe fdec|dfed cAA|| f|g2 gec2 e|g2 ge d3e|f2 fd e2 ec|dfed cAAf| g2 ge a2 af|gfge abag|f2 fd efec|dfed cAA||
CAPTAIN ROCK  (Captaen Roc). AKA and see "Bush Reel (The)," "Long Hills of Mourne (The)," "Old Bush (1) (The)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. See also the cognate "The Bush's Reel," "The Old Bush (Reel)," "Cnoic Fhada Mhughdhorna," "Five-Leaved Clover (2) (The)" and, more distantly, the "Greenfields of America (1)" family of tunes. The tune was first recorded on a Columbia 78 RPM (No. 33068) in New York in 1925 by the great Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman in a duet with flute player Tom Morrison, preceded by the (other) "Captain Rock's (1)"/"Humors of Ballyconnoll" tune. Brian McNamara (notes to "A Piper's Dream", 2002) remarks that the tune was a favorite of Clare piper Willie Clancy's, and was also associated with the playing of Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes and Peter O'Loughlin. However, "Captain Rock's" may have been an earlier title (by which it appears in the older collections of Petrie (1880) and O'Neill (1903). Petrie suggests assigning provenance for the tune to County Clare (where it is usually called "The Old Bush").