Down Home Rag (1)

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X:1 T:Down Home Rag M:2/4 L:1/8 R:County Rag B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 1985 (p. 20) N:Transcribed by Frank Maloy Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A [c/e/][B/e/]|"A"[A/e/][B/e/][c/e/][A/e/] [B/e/][c/e/][A/e/][B/e/]|[c/e/][A/e/][B/e/][A/e/] [c/e/][A/e/][B/e/][c/e/]|[A/e/][B/e/][c/e/][A/e/] [B/e/][c/e/][A/e/][B/e/]|[c/e/][B/e/][A/e/][c/e/] "E7"Be[c/e/][B/e/]| "A"[A/e/][B/e/][c/e/][A/e/] [B/e/][c/e/][A/e/][B/e/]|[c/e/][A/e/][B/e/][A/e/] [c/e/][A/e/][B/e/][c/e/]|[A/e/][B/e/][c/e/][A/e/] [B/e/][c/e/][A/e/][B/e/]|"E7"[c/e/][A/e/][B/e/][c/e/] "A"[Ae]:| |:[ca]|"A"[c2a2]- [c/a/][A/e/][A/f/][A/e/]|[A/f/][A/e/][c/e/][B/e/] [Ae][ca]|[c2a2]- [c/a/][A/e/][A/f/][A/e/]|[A/f/][A/e/][c/e/][A/e/] "E7"[Be][ca]| [c2a2]- [c/a/][A/e/][A/f/][A/e/]|[A/f/][A/e/][c/e/][B/e/] [Ae][c/e/][B/e/]|[A/e/][B/e/][c/e/][A/e/] [B/e/][c/e/][A/e/][c/e/]|"E7"[c/e/][A/e/][B/e/][c/e/] "A"[Ae]:|]



DOWN HOME RAG [1]. American, Country Rag (2/4 time). USA, Missouri, Georgia. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Christeson reports that the Herman Brothers "Hell Among the Yearlings" (Broadway 8165) is the same as "Down Home Rag (1)". However, there are other "Down Home Rags" in Missouri, unrelated tunes. Drew Beisswenger (2008) also finds that a ragtime piece composed in 1911 by Wilbur Sweatman by the title is also unrelated.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Tom and Eva (St. Joe, Missouri radio personalities, 1932) [Christeson].

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; p. 14. Stephen F. Davis (Devil's Box), vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 1985; p. 20.

Recorded sources : - Marimac 9017, Vesta Johnson - "Down Home Rag" (1988).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index [1].



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