Draggin' the Bow

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DRAGGIN' THE BOW. AKA- Drag that Fiddle, Draggin' It Around, Dragging the Bow." American, Breakdown. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Brody, Phillips); ABB (Christeson). Widely known in a variety of genres and styles: western swing, Canadian, bluegrass, Cajun, old-timey. The tune was recorded in 1937 by Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers (with Cecil Brower and Jesse Ashlock on fiddles) under the title "Draggin' It Around." "State Street Rag" and "Cotton Patch Rag" are related melodies.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers (Texas) [Brody], Cecil Brower and Cliff Bruner (Texas) [Phillips], Red Williams (Dallas, Texas) [Christeson].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 90. R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; pp. 173-176. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 44.

Recorded sources : - Adelphi 2002, Hickory Wind- "At the Wednesday Night Waltz." Condor 977-1489, "Graham and Eleanor Townsend Live at Barre, Vermont." Gusto 104, Harry Choates- "30 Fiddler's Greatest Hits" (appears as 'Drag That Fiddle'). June Appal 030, Marion Sumner- "Road To Home." MSOTFA 007, Charlie Walden - "Draggin' the Bow" (1985). Rebel 1552, Buck Ryan- "Draggin' the Bow." String 801, Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers- "Beer Parlor Jive." Voyager 309, Benny and Jerry Thomasson- "The Weiser Reunion: a Jam Session" (1993).

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



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