“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.