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 Theme code Index    5L13b1 5L13b1
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Rag
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Aeolian (minor)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(Central)
 Structure    AA'BB'
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 35
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1995
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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COULTER'S RAG. Old-Time, Country Rag. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Source Dickey composed and collected tunes from other fiddlers, but also learned from various music collections and publications. This melody may have been learned from a collection.

Source for notated version: fiddler Lotus Dickey (Indiana) [Phillips]. Dickey (1922-1989) grew up on Grease Gravy Road, near Paoli, Orange County, Indiana, and was taught to fiddle by his older brother Cyprian. He played for house parties and dances when he was younger, and devoted himself to raising a family and working at various laboring jobs, although maintaining his music. In the late 1970's, after his retirement, he was "rediscovered" by revivalists and folklorists and found fame at folk festivals and similar venues.

Printed source: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 35.


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