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LITTLE CREEK RAG. Old-Time, Country Rag. USA, Missouri. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A fast breakdown piece composed by Missouri fiddler Lonnie Robertson. It is a 'rag' in name only as it is fast, relatively un-syncopated, and has none of the usual ragtime chord progressions. It was not unusual to append the word 'Rag' or 'Blues' to breakdown tunes.

Lonnie Robertson

Source for notated version: Lonnie Robertson (1908-1981, Springfield, Mo.) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 119.

Recorded sources: Caney Mountain Records CEP 207 (privately issued extended play LP), Lonnie Robertson - "Missouri Fiddling" (c. 1965-66).




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