Annotation:Black and White Rag

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X: 1 T:Black and White Rag C:George Botsford (1908) M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G P:A d2d2 ^c2|:cdfc dfcd|fcdf- fcdc|^ABeA BeAB|e^ABe- edBG| (3cdc Bc- cBc2|A^GAB cAFD|Gfag Bc^cd|BGEG- G2d^c| cdfc dfcd|fcdf- fcdc|^ABeA BeAB|e^ABe- edBG| E2^GB edcB|A^GAc edcA|BDGB- BGA2|1 G2d2 d2^c2:|2 G8|| K:C P:B |:G2^FG- GFG2|e2^de- ede2|d2^cd- dcd2|A6G2| FGBF GBFG|BFGB- BAGF|^DEAD EADE|A^DEA- AcAE| G2^FG- GFG2|e2^de- ede2|d2^cd- dcd2|A6^G2| =GABc defg|agfe dcBA|G^FGe- ecd2|1 c4 E2F2:|2 c2d2 d2^c2|| K:G P:C |:BdgG BdDG|BB,DG- GBdA|[A2F2]FC (3FGF C2|FG^GA zGA2| cdfA ceFA|dFAc cdfd|B2DG (3BcB G2|Bc^cd- dcBA| ^GBeB GEB,E|^GB,EG B,4|A^ceE Ac^CE|AA,^CE A,4| BdgG BdDG|BB,DG- GBdB|FGAd- dA (3BdB|[B8G8]:|

BLACK AND WHITE RAG. Texas Style, Western Swing; Breakdown. USA, Texas. G Major ('A' and 'C' parts) & C Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABACA (Phillips): AABBAACC (Brody): AA'A'A'BCDD'EE'FF' (Reiner & Anick). "Black and White Rag" is a 1908 ragtime composition by George Botsford (1874-1949), a Midwesterner who moved to Tin Pan Alley and had a long career as a composer in various forms of music. His rag The first was first recorded by Albert Benzler, on a U-S Everlasting Cylinder 380, c. 1909.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Terry Morris (Texas) [Brody, Phillips/Devil's Box]; Terry Morris & Mark O'Connor [Phillips]: Benny Thomasson (Texas) [Reiner & Anick].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 45. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; pp. 20-21. Reiner & Ancik (Old Time Fiddling Across America), 1989; pp. 138-139.

Recorded sources : - County 724, Benny Thomasson - "Country Fiddling from the Big State." Flying Fish FF 90468, Critton Hollow - "Great Dreams" (1988). Omac 1, Terry Morris- "A Texas Jam Session." Stoneway 143, Ernie Hunter - "All about Fiddling." String 801, Milton Brown and His Brownies - "Beer Parlor Jive." Doc Watson and Chet Atkins - "Reflectons."

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