Black and White Rag

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 Theme code Index    4754 7545
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    George Botsford
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Bluegrass, Contest, Old-Time, Texas/Oklahoma
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Rag, Two-Step
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Editor/Compiler    David Brody
 Book/Manuscript title    Fiddler's Fakebook (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 45
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1983
 Artist    Milton Brown and His Brownies
 Title of recording    Beer Parlor Jive
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    String 801
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

<abc float="left"> X: 1 T:Black and White Rag C:George Botsford (1908) M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/8=480 K:G d2d2 ^c2|:cdfc dfcd|fcdf zcdc|^ABeA BeAB|e^ABe zdBG| c/d/cBc zBc2|A^GAB cAFD|Gfag Bc^cd|BGEG z2d^c| cdfc dfcd|fcdf zcdc|^ABeA BeAB|e^ABe zdBG| E2GB edcB|A^GAc edcA|BDGB zGA2:|1 G2d2 d2^c2:|2 G4 E2=F2| K:C |:G2^FG zFG2|e2^de zde2|d2^cd zcd2|A6^G2| FGBF GBFG|BFGB zAGF|^DEAD EADE|A^DEA zcAE| G2^FG zFG2|e2^de zde2|d2^cd zcd2|A6^G2| GABc defg|agfe dcBA|G^FGe zce2|1 c4 E2F2:|2 c2d2 d2^c2||:[B4G4] G2A2| K:G BdgG BdDG|BB,DG zBdA|[A2F2]FC F/G/FC2|FG^GA zGA2| cdfA ceFA|dFAc cdfd|B2DG B/c/BG2|Bc^cd zcBA| ^GBeB =GEB,E|^GB,EG B,4|A^ceE Ac^CE|AG,^CE C4| BdgG BdDG|BB,DG zBdB|FGAd zABB|[B8G8]| </abc>

BLACK AND WHITE RAG. Texas Style, Western Swing; Breakdown. USA, Texas. G Major ('A' and 'C' parts) & C Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABACA (Phillips): AABBAACC (Brody): AA'A'A'BCDD'EE'FF' (Reiner & Anick). "Black and White Rag" is a 1908 ragtime composition by George Botsford (1874-1949), a Midwesterner who moved to Tin Pan Alley and had a long career as a composer in various forms of music. His rag The first was first recorded by Albert Benzler, on a U-S Everlasting Cylinder 380, c. 1909.

Source for notated version: Terry Morris (Texas) [Brody]; Terry Morris & Mark O'Connor [Phillips]: Benny Thomasson (Texas) [Reiner & Anick].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 45. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; pp. 20-21. Reiner & Ancik (Old Time Fiddling Across America), 1989; pp. 138-139.

Recorded sources: County 724, Benny Thomasson - "Country Fiddling from the Big State." Flying Fish FF 90468, Critton Hollow - "Great Dreams" (1988). Omac 1, Terry Morris- "A Texas Jam Session." Stoneway 143, Ernie Hunter - "All about Fiddling." String 801, Milton Brown and His Brownies - "Beer Parlor Jive." Doc Watson and Chet Atkins - "Reflectons."