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X:1 T:Ruffled Drawers T:New Five Cents L:1/8 M:2/4 N:The last part is the vocal melody S:Howdy Forrester and Roy Acuff; transcribed by John Hartford B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 1989 (p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F/G/|Af f/g/f/e/|dB/d/ A/G/F/E/|D/F/A/d/ f/a/f/d/|e4| Af f/g/f/e/|dB B/c/B/c/|AF/D/ E/F/E/F/|D3:| |:F/G/|A/G/F/E/ DF/G/|A/F/E DD|D/F/A/G/ F/D/F/A/|E3 F/G/| A(3A/F/E/ DF/G/|AF/E/ DF/G/|AF/D/ E/F/E/F/|D3:| P:"vocal melody" A/A/A fe|dB B2|A/A/A fd|e3A|AA fe|dB Bd/B/|AF EC|D3||



RUFFLED DRAWERS. AKA and see "New Five Cents (1).” American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. See also closely related tunes "Buffalo Nickel (2)" and “Robinson County.” This ditty was sung to the first strain of the tune (collected by John Hartford from fiddler Roy Acuff):

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City gal she wears ruffled drawers,
Country gal she wears plain;
My gal she wears no drawers at all,
But she gets there just the same.

When I saw her ruffled drawers,
Her ruffled drawers so fine,
When I saw her ruffled drawers,
I knew I'd make her mine.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Howdy Forrester and Roy Acuff, via John Hartford [Devil's Box].

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (The Devil’s Box), vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 1989, p. 21. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 170.

Recorded sources : - County 787, Clarence Ferrill Band - "Five Miles Out of Town: Traditional Music From the Cumberland Plateau" (1986). Free Dirt Records, The Bucking Mules - "Smoke Behind the Clouds" (2017).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear two versions of the tune (one moderately paced) at the Fiddle Tune Archive of the Olde Towne School of Folk Music [2][3]



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