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HERMAN'S RAG. Old-Time, Country Rag. USA; Oklahome, Texas. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'CC. Composed by fiddler Herman Johnson, originally from Oklahoma (b. 1920), who won the national fiddle contest at Weiser, Idaho, a record five times. The tune is frequently heard at fiddle contests.
Source for notated version: Benny Thomasson (Texas) [Phillips].
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 63. Jeanine Orme (Herman Johnson Master Fiddler), 1999; p. 16.
Recorded sources: Voyager VRCD 345, Benny Thomasson - "Say Old Man can You Play the Fiddle?" (1999).