Brown Leaf Rag
BROWN LEAF RAG. AKA and see "Little Brown Hand." Old-Time, Country Rag. USA, Missouri. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The melody is similar to "Walking in My Sleep (1)" and, indeed, is sometimes called by that name by fiddlers in Missouri and elsewhere [Beisswenger, 2008]. Mark Wilson posits that "Walking in My Sleep" was derived from "Brown Leaf Rag."
Source for notated version: Lonnie Robertson (1908-1982, Springfield, Mo.) [Beisswenger & McCann].
Printed source: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 115.
Recorded source: Caney Mountain CEP 213 (extended play, privately issued), Lonnie Robertson (Mo.), 1965-66.
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