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X:1 T:Sand Mountain Drag N:From fiddler Harry Kiker (Hiram, Georgia) with John Dilleshaw (1896-1941, N:born in Pumpkinvine Creek, New Hope, Paulding County, Georgia) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Moderately Quick" R:Country Rag D:Document DOCD 8002, "John Dilleshaw 1929-1930" D:Vocalion Vo 5421 (78 RPM), Dilly & His Dill Pickles (1930) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/sand-mountain-drag D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjkyXiq_D9A Z:Andrew Kuntz K:C [^F2^d2]-|[G2e2][G2e][^F2^d2][G2e2]|[Ge][^F^d][Ge]=d c3B|A^GAB cd3|c6[^F2^d2]-| [G2e2][G2e][^F2^d2][G2e2]|[Ge][^F^d][Ge]=d c3B|A^GAA Ad-de-|dcBA A2G2| [G2e2][G2e][^F2^d2][G2e2]|[Ge][^F^d][Ge]=d c3B|A^GAB cd3|c4-cdcB| A^GAB cdeg|ag-ga g2ef|gedB- A2B2|c6|| cB|cec'g ag-gd|ege2 c3B|A^GAB cd3|c6cB| cc'-c'g ag-gd|ege2 c2B|A^GAG Ad-de-|dcBA A2 G2| cec'g ag-gd|ege2 c3B|A^GAB cd3|c4-cdcB| A^GAB cdeg|ag-ga g2ef|gedB- A2B2|c6||



Dilly & His Dill Pickles, c. 1930
SAND MOUNTAIN DRAG. American, Country Rag (2/4 or cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune was recorded by Dilly & His Dill Pickles in Atlanta in March, 1930, for the Brunswick record company (released on their subsidiary label, Vocalion). The group consisted of Atlanta fireman, guitarist and singer John Dilleshaw (1896-1941), with a young Harry Kiker (fiddle), Shorty Lindsey (tenor banjo) and Pink Lindsey (bass). Sand Mountain is a long sandstone plateau that extends for miles through northern Alabama and Georgia, and into southeastern Tennessee. It is part of the southern tip of the Appalachian mountain range.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; pp. 682-683.

Recorded sources : - Document DOCD 8002, "John Dilleshaw 1929-1930". Vocalion Vo 5421 (78 RPM), Dilly & His Dill Pickles (1930)

See also listing at :
Hear Dilly & His Dill Pickles' 1930 recording at Slippery Hill [1] and at youtube.com [2]
Read Charles Wolfe's article "The Legend of John Dilleshaw" in vol. 36 of Old Time Music(Summer 1981) [3]



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