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X:1 T:Mineola Rag M:C L:1/8 R:Country Rag K:D (A,B,)|DEFA BdBA|F E2 A-A2 (A,B,)|DEFA BdBA|F E2 A-A4| dABA FDED|BABd- d2 E2-|E_E=EF ^G E2(B|c)ABA- A2 (FE)| DEFA BdBA|F E2 A-A2 (A,B,)|DEFA BdBA|FE2A- A2Bc| dABA FEDA|BABd- dcdD|FABA FD E2| D2 dc d2 de|| fafe dABc|ecea- aa ^A2|BABd- dB AF|DEFA- AF ED| B,4 D3E|FA-AB AFED|EDEF ^GE-Ed|cAB^G A3e| fafe dcBd|ecea- ae a2|BABd-dc d2|DEFA- AFED| B,4 D3E-|FEFB- B^G A2|ECEF- FC DC|D6 A^A|| K:G BAGE DB,A,G,|E2 D4 EF|GFGA- AD G2|[F6A6] AB| cBAF EFED|F E2F E2 AB|cAFE- EDEA|BAGE DB,DG| BAGE DB,A,G,|D6 D2|B3A cAB^G|A4E3^D-| E^DEA- A2^A|BAGE D2 ^CD|EDEF- FE D2|[G6B6]||

Mineola, Texas, c. 1910 (Texas A & M University--Commerce Digital Collections)
MINEOLA RAG. American, Country Rag. USA, east Texas. D Major ('A' and 'B' parts) & G Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBC (Brody): AA'BB'C (Phillips, Silberberg). Composed and titled by the East Texas Serenaders [1] for the town of Mineola, Texas (where the group’s cello player, Patrick Henry Bogan, worked for the Post Office). The Serenaders were a popular string band in the 1920's, who featured a rare cello among the usual lineup of guitar and fiddles. The tune shows the ragtime influence on old-time music, and contains segments borrowed from other popular ragtime pieces. The original key was probably E flat major, as (unusual for old-time string band music) the Serenaders played many tunes in flat keys. The Serenaders recorded the tune in Dallas, Texas, in November, 1930.

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Source for notated version : -
The East Texas Serenaders
Daniel Williams and the East Texas Serenaders (east Texas) [Brody, Phillips]; Hank Bradley [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 190. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 87. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 99.

Recorded sources : - Adelphi 2004, Delaware Water Gap- "String Band Music." Brunswick 562 (78 RPM), The East Texas Serenaders (1930). County 410, East Texas Serenaders- "1927-1936" (1977). County 527, East Texas Serenaders- "Old-Time Fiddle Classics, vol. 2." Yazoo 2067, East Texas Serenaders - "Times Ain't Like They Used To Be, vol. 7: Early American Rural Music Classic Recordings From the 1920s & 30's (reissue CD).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear the East Texas Serenader's 1930 recording on [3] See/hear Walk Koken & the Orpheus Supertones play the tune on [4]

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