Sea Captain (The)
1001 Gems), 1907; No. 882, p. 152. X:1 T:Sea Captain, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 882 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (3ABc | d2 ec ABce | dcAF DEFG | ABGA FGAB | c2 AA A2 (3ABc | d2 ec ABce | dcAF DEFG | ABGA FDEC | D2 DD D2 :| |: A2 | (3ABc de fefg | fdec dcAG | A2 AG FGAB | c2 AA A3g | fdec d2 cA | BGAF DEFG | ABGA FDEC | D2 DD D2:|
SEA CAPTAIN, THE (An Taoiseac/Toiseac-Luinge). AKA and see "Young lads that are prepared for marriage." Irish, Hornpipe (cut time). D Mixolydian/Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. At the age of sixteen Francis O'Neill left his home in County Cork to become a cabin boy on an English merchant vessel. He met his future wife, Anna Rogers, while serving on a ship when she emigrated to America, and kept in touch with her via correspondence after she settled in Illinois. O'Neill also worked as a seaman on the Great Lakes. They later married in Bloomington, Illinois, prior to settling in Chicago in 1873. Perhaps his had his own experience in mind when employe the title "Young lads that are prepared for marriage" for the tune in his later volume Dance Music of Ireland (1907). Where O'Neill obtained the tune is unknown.