Red Apple Rag (1)

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X:1 T:Red Apple Rag [1] M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" S:Arthur Smith (1898-1971, Humphreys County, east Tennessee) D:County 546, "Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners vol. 1" (1978) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/red-apple-rag-1 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G DC|B,CDG EFG(A|B)dBG- GBAG|EGAB cBcd|e^dec- cdcB| AdBc dcde|faf(d [d2f2])(f2|g)bge |dBAG- G2:| |:Bc|d2g2-gfg2 |+slide+(b^ab)g- gage|cdeg- geg2|agec- cdcB| AdBc dcde|faf(d [d2f2])(f2|g)bge |dBAF- G2:|]



RED APPLE RAG [1]. Old-Time, Bluegrass; Country Rag (2/4 time). USA; Nebraska, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Christeson): AABB (Phillips): AA'BB' (Devil's Box). A widely-known, and frequently played and recorded tune, popularized by Tennessee fiddle legend Arthur Smith [1] (1898-1971). The composition is often credited to him.

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - Bob Walters (Burt County, Nebraska) [Christeson]; Arthur Smith (Tennessee) [The Devil's Box, Phillips].

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p. 134. The Devil's Box, 1977, vol. II, No. 4; p. 70. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 110.

Recorded sources: -County 546-547, "Fiddling Arthur Smith and His Dixieliners" (1978). County CD2712, Art Stamper (Ky.) - "The Lost Fiddler" (c. 1982). County 784, Kenny Baker & Howdy Forrester - "Red Apple Rag" (1983). Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers Association MSOTFA 123, Cyril Stinnett - "Tape from Forrest Ellifrits c. 1965." Rebel Records, "Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners" (2002). Rounder CD 1131/1132, Ed Haley - "Forked Deer" (1997).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Arthur Smith's recording at Slippery Hill [3]
Hear Ed Haley's recorded version at Slippery Hill [4]
Hear Burl Hammond's version at Slippery Hill [5]
Hear Tennessee fiddler and farmer Sammie Dyer's 1972 field recording at Berea Sound Archives [6]
See Austin Roger's standard notation transcription of Arthur Smith's playing at [7][8].
See John Lamancusa's standard notation transcription of John Ashby's playing [9]



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