Captain Thompson's Quick Step
X:1 T:Captain Thompson’s Quick Step M:2/4 L:1/8 R:March N:transcribed as it appears in the ms. S:Thomas Nixon music manuscript collection, c. 1778 (p. 27) N:Nixon (1762-1842) was a fifer in the American War of Independence, N:from the age of 13. He lived in Framingham, Connecticut. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin B2|EBBA|BBcd|Ad A2|DFFD|EBBA|c2 ge|d/c/B/A/ B/A/G/F/|E2 E2:| |:e2|eAeg |eBeg|dAdf|eBef|e2 de/f/ ed|d/c/B/A/ B/A/G/F/|E2 E2:|]
CAPTAIN THOMPSON'S QUICK STEP. AKA and see "Adam Bell's March." G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The melody appears in the music manuscript collection begun by Thomas Nixon, a fifer from Danbury, Connecticut, at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. The same tune is printed in The American Veteran Fifer (1905) under the title "Adam Bell's March."