N:From they playing of fiddler Jimmie McCarroll with the Roane County Rambers.
N:A version of "Callahan "
N:AEae tuning (fiddle)
D:Columbia 15579-D (78 RPM), Roane County Ramblers (1929)
Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz
A2 cA BAcc|efec BAFG|A2 cA cAff |ecBAA2 A2|
J[A2A2]cA cAff|ecec BAFG|A2 cA cAff|ecBc A2A2:||
|:(3efg ae aeae|fecA BAFG|A2 ae a2 ab |c'c'2b- a2a2|
(3efg ae aeae|fecA BA (3efg|a2cA cAaf|ecB-c A2A2:|]
CALLAHAN RAG. AKA and see "Callahan (1)," "Last of Callahan." American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Callahan Rag", loosely a version of the Appalachian reel "Callahan", was in the repertory of east Tennessee fiddler Jimmie McCarroll (b. 1892) and his group The Roane County Ramblers, who recorded it for Columbia in October, 1929. It was their third and final recording session, held in Johnson City, Tennessee. "Callahan Rag" was attributed to Cherokee musicians in the McCarroll family, who claimed to have Cherokee ancestry.
The Roane County Ramblers