Captain Jinks (playparty)

DESCRIPTION: Dance featuring the infamous Captain Jinks (of the Horse Marines): "Captain Jinks came home last night, Gentleman passes to the right, Swing your lady very polite, For that's the style in the army. All join hands and circle left...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Wolford)
KEYWORDS: playparty soldier nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Wolford, pp. 27-29=WolfordRev, pp. 159-160, "Captain Jinks" (1 text, 1 tune)
ThompsonNewYork, p. 309, "Captain Jinks" (1 short text; the material on p. 308 might also go with this song)

Roud #4858
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Captain Jinks" (character, lines)
NOTES: This is clearly "about" THE Captain Jinks of the ballad of the same name, and Roud lumps the two -- but this is simply a dance, with no plot; the only common material is that it's about Captain Jinks and he dances with ladies. I would consider them separate songs. - RBW
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File: WOlf027

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