Whistling Rufus

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 Theme code Index    151H6 1255
 Also known as    Way Down South in Dixie, Rufus Blossom
 Composer/Core Source    Kerry Mills
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Bluegrass, Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche, Polka, Reel (single/double), Two-Step
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    ABB'
 Editor/Compiler    Viola "Mom" Ruth
 Book/Manuscript title    Pioneer Western Folk Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 40, p. 15
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1948
 Artist    Vess Ossman
 Title of recording    Whistling Rufus
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    E. Berliner's Gramophone – 092 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1899
 Score   (1)   

X:233 T:Whistling Rufus R:Cakewalk C:Kerry Mills (1899) Z:added by Alf warnock alf0@rogers.com - www.alfwarnock.info/alfs M:C| L:1/8 K:G P:A |:G2GB d2de|g2g2 ed3|G2GA BAG2|d8|\ G2GB d2de|g2g2 ed3|a2aa age2|a8| G2GB d2de|g2g2 ed3|G2GA BAG2|d6g2|\ eg2e d2ed|B2G2 AGED|GB2G AGA2|[1 G2z2 g2z2:|[2 G2B2 F2G2|| P:B |:d4d4-|d2e2d2G2|F4F4-|F2 c2^G2A2|\ e4e4-|e2f2e2c2|B4B4-|B2B2F2G2| d4d4-|d2e2d2G2|c4c4-|c2d2c2G2|\ B4c2B2|E4F4|[1G8-|G2B2F2G2:|[2 G8-|G4g2z2|| P:A G2GB d2de|g2g2 ed3|G2GA BAG2|d8|\ G2GB d2de|g2g2 ed3|a2aa age2|a8| G2GB d2de|g2g2 ed3|G2GA BAG2|d6g2|\ eg2e d2ed|B2G2 AGED|GB2G AGA2| G2z2 g2z2| K:C P:C |:c6d2|e6g2|a3ba3b|a2g2e2c2|\ d3ed3e|d2A2B2c2|d3ed2e|d2B2A2G2| c6d2|e6g2|a3ba3b|a2g2e2c2|\ d3ed3e|d2A2B2c2|[1 d8|c4G4:|[2 d8|c2e2B2c2|| P:D |:g4g4-|g2a2g2c2|B4B4-|B2f2 ^c2d2|\ a4a4-|a2b2a2f2|e4e4-|e2e2B2c2| g4g4-|g2a2g2c2|f4f4-|f2g2f2c2|\ e4f2e2|A4B4|[1 c8-c2e2B2c2:|[2 c8-|c4c'2z2|]

X:1 T:Whistling Rufus M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Viola “Mom” Ruth, 1948 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (3D/E/F/|G(3A/B/c/ d(e/f/)|gge<d|G>A B/A/G/B/|(d2 d) (3D/E/F/| G(3A/B/c/ d(e/f/)|gge<d|a>b a/g/e/g/|(a2 a) (3D/E/F/| G(3A/B/c/ d(e/f/)|gge<d|G>A B/A/G/B/|d3d| g/gg/ ge|d/dd/ dc|B2A2|G3B|| |:AG d2|d3e|dB F2|F3c|BA e2|e3 (e/f/)| (g/f/e) B2|B3B|AG d2|d3e|d>B c2| c3c|BG B2|cB E2|1 F2(G2|G3)B:|2 F2(G2|G3||

X:1 T:Whistling Rufus M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" S:Arthur Smith (1898-1971, Humphreys County, east Tennessee) D:Folkways FWe1007, "Milk 'Em in the Evening Blues" (1968) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/whistling-rufus Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D2|GFGA Bdef|gage dcBA|GFGA BGAB|dAFD EFDF| GFGA Bdef|gage dcBd|ea2a- aefg|agfd edBA| GFGA Bdef|gage dcBA|GDGA BGBc|d2 [d4g4]ef| g2 ga gedB|G2 [GB]A [GB]GFE|D2G[G_B]- [G=B]GAF|G6|| DE|GABd {e}[d3g3][df]-|[d3g3][dg]- [dg]edA|[F4A4] [F4A4] - |[F2A2][F2A2]- [FA]G A2| (B2c2) +slide+e4-|e2 (=f2 ^f)ded|(_B2=B)d (Bd)(Bd)|((3BdB)DE GABc| d4[d4g4]-|[d2g2]dc- cdc2|[e4e4][e4g4]-|[e2g2]DE GBAd| B2 +slide+B2- B(_B=Bd)|B2G2 FGAF|G6||

X:1 T:Whistling Rufus N:From the playing of Effie Pierson (1902-1981, Owsley County, eastern Ky.), N:recorded in the field by John Harrod in May, 1979 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/3996 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G e(f|g)(fg)(f e)dBA|+slide+B3d B-AGA|Bd2B d2 EF|G2[GB]A [GB]d2(e/f/| g)fgf edBA|a3b agfg|a>g-f2 e2d2|G2[GB]A Bdde| [dg]fg2 edB-A|([DA]B2)d BAGA|Bd2B d2([Ae]f)|g2[d2g2]d2[d2g2]| BdBA G2 EF|GGBG EDEF|(G2[G2B2])[GB][G2B2]|| D-E|G-E[G2B2] [DB]-[D3d3]|[D6d6]{B}cB|A2[G2B2][DB]-[D3A3]|[F6A6]DE| FEF2[e4e4]-|[e2e2]ed edc2|[M:3/2]B3c B6 DE|[M:C|]G-E[G2B2] [DB]-[D3d3]| [D6d6]([DB]c|[D2d2])ed ([E3c3]d|[E6c6])ef|gfgf e2e2| dedB G2DE|GG[BG]G EDEF|G[GA]-[GB][GA]- [G2B2]|