Dill Pickles barndance

Also known as Dill Pickle Rag, The Dill Pickle Rag, The Dill Pickles 2-Step, Dill Pickles Rag, The Dill Pickles Rag 2-Step, The Dill Pickles Rag Two-Step, The Dill Pickles Rag, The Dill Pickles Two-Step.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Dill Pickles has been added to 1 tune set.

Dill Pickles has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Dill Pickles
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3Bc^c |\
d>eg>d e>gd>e | g>de>g- g>e d2 | G>AB>G A>BG>A | B>GA>B- B>A G2 |
D>EF>D E>F-F>E | F>DE>F- F>E D2 |[1 G>FG>E- E>FG>^G | A>^GA>d- d2 :|\
[2 A>^GA>d- d>B A2 | G4- G2 ||
|: (3GFE |\
D2 ^D2 E2 F2 | G2 e>d- d>e d2 | F2 e>d- d>e d2 | G2 e>d- d>e d2 |
D>d^D>d E>dF>d | G2 e>d- d>e d2 |[1 A>B (3^cBA B>c- c2 | d4- d2 :|\
[2 d>e (3fed e>f- f2 | g4- g2 |]
X: 2
T: Dill Pickles
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 c2 ^c2
|: degd egde | gdeg -ge d2 | GABG ABGA | BGAB -BA G2 |
DEFD EFDE | FDEF -FE D2 | [1 GFGE -EFG^G | A^GAd -dBc^c :|
[2 A^GAd -dB A2 | G4 -GGFE ||
D2 _E2 =E2 F2 | G2 ed -de d2 | F2 ed -de d2 | G2 ed -de d2 |
DAEA =FA^FA | G2 ed -de d2 | [1 AB^cA B c3 | d4 -dGFE :|
[2 defd e f3 | g8 ||
cAGc AGEF | GEGA -AG E2 | D^CDG -GE D2 | C4- CGAB |
cAGc AGEF | GEGA -AG E2 | A^GAd -dB A2 | G4- GGAB |
cAGc AGEF | GEGA -AG E2 | D^CDG -GE D2 | (3CCC B2 _B4 |
A,2 A,B, CB,CD | EDEA- AG E2 | DE-EG GE D22 | [1 C4- CGAB :|
[2 c4 c4 |]

Three comments

"The Dill Pickles Rag" ~ for Pete’s sake! 🙂

For Pete Seeger, with thanks.

This is the tune without the ‘trio’, composed by Charles Leslie Johnson, 1907, and learned from several sources as 32 bars, for dance.

Duke University Libraries - Digital Collection - 6 pages

Dill Pickles Rag audio recording at the Library of Congress Jukebox
Dill Pickles Rag - Chris Chapman, 1908-07-15
Xylophone solo, with orchestra, Victor 16678

Dill Pickles Rag ~ piano roll

Dill Pickles Rag by Charles Leslie Johnson - Ragtime Piano

Dill Pickle Rag


More to follow later, including the trio (C) = AABBAACC…

Dill Pickles, X:2

This version is from Nigel Gatherer of Edinburg Scotland and is referenced in two keys

Re: Dill Pickles

fcmaynard’s setting is probably from my website, and if I remember correctly, owes a great deal to the playing of "Dill Pickle Rag" by the late English fiddler/mandolinist Dave Swarbrick, whose music I adore. On his wonderful ‘Rags Reels & Airs’ he plays two or three ragtime pieces, this included. I also enjoyed playing this tune with folksinger Eddie Walker. He played it in C, but I was able to move everything down a string and we dovetailed, more or less.

I find the combination of mandolin, guitar and ragtime to be supremely satisfying, and one day I’d like to explore the field more.