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X:1 T:Duck Shoes Rag S:Ben Tinnon with the Grinnell Giggers M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Victor 23511 (78 RPM), The Grinnell Giggers (1930) D:County CD-3507, Grinnell Giggers - Echoes of the Ozarks (1995) Q: F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/duck-shoes-rag Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:F f2ga f2 fa|fedc- c4|B2 cd Bcdc-|c2 BA G4| GFEF GGAB|1 cdef- fefg-|gfge- edec-|c8:| |2 cdef- fefd-|dcdA- AFG2|F6|| |:[F2B2]-|[F2B2]dd [FB][FB]dF|d[FB][FB]d- dc2B|A2c2Ac- c3A|cBAc- cB A2| FEDE FGAB|1cdef- fefg-|gfge- ecd2|c6:| |2 cdef- fefd-|dcdA- AFG2|F6|| K:Bb D3E|:F3D G3D|F3D G3D|F3G- GABc|1 d6AB| c3Ad3A|c3A d3A|cBcB- BABG|AGAG- GFDD:| |2 d3c dcdg-|g2dd dg2d-|dcBA Bc2B|cB3 -B4||



DUCK SHOES RAG. American, Country Rag (cut time). USA, Southeast Missouri. F Major ('A' part) & B Flat Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC. Grinnell Giggers fiddler Ben Tinnon is credited with the composition on the Victor record label. The group consisted of Tinnon (fiddle), Grover Grant (guitar) and Melvin Paul (mandolin), who recorded the side in Memphis, Tenn., in November, 1930. The title perhaps refers to the 'duck boot,' a waterproof, shoe-like boot that has a rubber lower section and a leather or waterproof textile upper. It was created in 1911,

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Ben Tinnon (1891-1975) with the Grinnell Giggers [Milliner & Koken, Phillips]. The Grinnell Giggers [1] were a band from the Missouri/Arkansas border region, whose sole recording session was in Nov., 1930, in Memphis.

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 174. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 45.

Recorded sources: -County 548, Grinnell Giggers (southeast Mo.) - "Ridin' in an Old Model 'T'" (orig. rec. 1930). Marimac 9110, The Grinnel Giggers - "It'll Never Happen Again: Old Time String Bands vol. 1." Victor 23511 (78 RPM), Grinnell Giggers (1930)

See also listing at:
Hear the Grinnel Giggers at Juneberry 78's [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
Hear the Grinnel Gigger's recording at Slippery Hill [4] and youtube.com [5]



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