The Three Sea Captains

  1. pluckinstrings
    I did a quick search in the Table Of Contents and didn't see this one. Hopefully it's alright to post it as a future contender for Song Of The Week!
    You know what's better than two sea captains? THREE Sea Captains. I can feel the sea air on my face when I listen to this piece. And I guess I wore the appropriate shirt as well. Please enjoy!!
  2. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    Lovely recording of a great tune -- I like the (fast) version by Dave Swarbrick and the (slower) one by The Dubliners.

    We do have a previous thread for this tune, started by Bertram back in 2011. I added my own version to that thread in 2018:

    Here is mine again:

  3. Simon DS
    Simon DS
  4. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Here’s the .abc double stop file that Bertram so very kindly worked on and shared with us on Song A Week Forum back in 2019 on the other thread.
    X: 1
    T: The Three Sea Captains
    R: jig
    M: 6/8
    L: 1/8
    K: Gmaj
    D|[G,3G3] BGB|[Ec]2A [FA]2D|[G,3G3] BGB|[dD]2B [G,3G3]|
    [Ec]e[Ec] [DA]3|[DB]d[DB] [G,3G3]|[EA]2[EB] [Ec]2[EB]|ABG FED|
    [G,3G3] BGB|[Ec]2A [FA]2D|[G,3G3] BGB|[dD]2B [G,3G3]|
    [Ec]e[Ec] [DA]3|BdB [G,3G3]|EcB AGF|[G,3G3] [G,G]2:|
    d|[Bg]fg [Dd]cB|[Ae]Bc def|[Bg]fg dBd|[Ae]2c [Ae]2f|
    [Bg]2a bge|[Af]2g afd|[Ae]3 ed^c|[Dd]3 z2 B|
    [Ec]2d ecA|[DB]2c dBG|[EA]2[EB] [Ec]2[EB]|ABG FED|
    [G,3G3] BGB|[Ec]2A [FA]2D|[G,3G3] BGB|[dD]2B [G,3G3]|
    [Ec]e[Ec] [DA]3|[DB]d[DB] [G,3G3]|EcB AGF|[G,3G3] G2:|
  5. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    This is the octave double stop vid that Bertram posted back in 2011
  6. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    This is the ‘Other Tunes’ list of about 2000 tunes that over the years members of Song A Week have recorded and posted.
    Barbara takes time working on keeping that list up to date. (Thank you Barbara).
    If anyone has a reasonably familiar tune they would like to post then if you search in this list before you post yours then you may find it and join us -you’re all very welcome.
  7. Ginny Aitchison
    Ginny Aitchison
    Jason, I can never find a tune list when I look either. Love the Three Captains from all who are playing it.
  8. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    NIce one, Jason.
  9. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Well played Jason, clean picking and nicely accompanied.
  10. Frithjof
    Nice tune in three different but great versions by Jason, Martin and Bertram.
  11. Frankdolin
    Great versions by all you folks ,on this well known genre here on the Northeast coast.
  12. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    As we have two currently active threads on this tune, here is the recording I just posted on the other one, as a set with "Kate Dalrymple):

    Three Sea Captains 0:00
    Kate Dalrymple 0:45

    1898 Giuseppe Vinaccia mandolin
    Vintage Viaten tenor guitar

  13. Frithjof
    Brilliant sound from your Vinaccia mandolin in this new recording, Martin.
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