Ragtime Annie reel

Also known as Ragged Annie, Raggedy Ann.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Fisher’s (a few times).

Ragtime Annie has been added to 4 tune sets.

Ragtime Annie has been added to 139 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Ragtime Annie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFAF B2AF | DFAF B2AF | DFDF B2AF | Ac2A c2B2 |
ABcA BcBA | AB2A BcBA | ABcd egfe | d6 fg:|
a2ab afdB | A2A2 A2fg | a2a2 g2f2 | B6 ef |
gfef gfed | c2A2 c2A2 | B2B2 A2G2 | F6 fg |
a2ab afdB | A2A2 A2fg | a2a2 g2f2|B6 ga |
b2b2 bafg | a2ab afdB | ABcd egfe | d6 GA |
|:B2B2 BGAB | =cB=cd =c2de | f2f2 fdef | gfga g2GA |
B2B2 BGAB | =cB=cd =c2De | f2f2 fdef | gfga g4 :|
X: 2
T: Ragtime Annie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DFAF B2AF | DFAF B2AF | DFDF B2AF | Ac2A c2B2 | ABcA BcBA | AB2A BcBA | ABcd egfe | d6 :||
GA | B2B2 BGAB | =cB=cd =c2de | f2f2 fdef | gfga g2GA | B2B2 BGAB | =cB=cd =c2De | f2f2 fdef | gfga g4 :||
# Added by hetty .
X: 3
T: Ragtime Annie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A||FAAA BAGE|FFGE D3 A|FAAA BAAA|1 c4 cc2B|2 BccB cBcB|
| ABcA BBcB|ABcA BBcB|ABcd e(3fed c|1 dA FA D2 AG:|2 dA FA D2 (3efg||
|a2 aa agfe|d2 (3Bce d2 (3efg|a2 aa agfd|B6 dB|
g3g gfef|gggf gfef|(3gfe fd ecdB|cABG ABde|
faaa agfe|d2 (3Bce d2 Bc|dzdd ^c2 =c2 |B6 dB|
gBdG (3def gd |fAdf Adfd|ABcd (3efe dc|dAFA FD3||
X: 4
T: Ragtime Annie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A||FAAA BAGE|FFGE D3 A|FAAA BAAA| c4 cc2B|
| ABcA BBcB|ABcA BBcB|ABcd e(3fed c| dA FA D2 AG||
||FAAA BAGE|FFGE D3 A|FAAA BAAA|BccB cBcB||
| ABcA BBcB|ABcA BBcB|ABcd e(3fed c|dA FA D2 (3efg||
|a2 aa agfe|d2 (3Bce d2 (3efg|a2 aa agfd|B6 dB|
g3g gfef|gggf gfef|(3gfe fd ecdB|cABG ABde|
faaa agfe|d2 (3Bce d2 Bc|dz2d d^c =c2 |B6 dB|
gBdG (3def gd |fAdf Adfd|ABcd (3efe dc|dAFA FD3||
A||FAAA BAGE|FFGE D3 A|FAAA BAAA| c4 cc2B|
| ABcA BBcB|ABcA BBcB|ABcd e(3fed c| dA FA D2 AG||
||FAAA BAGE|FFGE D3 A|FAAA BAAA|Bce3 Bce||
|BceB ceBe|BceB ceBc|ABcd e(3fed c|dA FA D2 (3efg||
X: 5
T: Ragtime Annie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A||FA A2 BAGE|F2 GE D3A|FA A2 BA A2| c4 c3B|
| ABcA B2 cB|ABcA B2 cB|ABcd (3efe dc| dA FA D2 AG||
||FA A2 BAGE|F2 GE D3A|FA A2 BA A2|BccB cBcB||
| ABcA B2 cB|ABcA B2 cB|ABcd (3fed ce|dA FA D2 (3efg||
|a2 a2 agfe|(3Bcd ce d2 (3efg|a2 a2 agfd|B6 dB|
g2 g2 gfef|g3f gfef|(3gfe fd ecdB|cABG ABde|
fa a2 agfe|(3Bcd ce d2 Bc|d2 d2 d^c =c2 |B6 dB|
gBdg (3Bcd gd |fAdf Adfd|ABcd (3efe dc|dAFA D3||
A||FA A2 BAGE|F2 GE D3A|FA A2 BA A2| c4 c3B|
| ABcA B2 cB|ABcA B2 cB|ABcd (3efe dc| dA FA D2 AG||
||FA A2 BAGE|F2 GE D3 A|FA A2 BA A2|Bce3 Bce||
|BceB ceBe|BceB ceBc|ABcd (3efe dc|dA FA D2 (3efg||
|a2 a2 agfe|(3Bcd ce d2 (3efg|a2 a2 agfd|B6 dB|
g2 g2 gfef|g3f gfef|(3gfe fd ecdB|cABG ABde|
fa a2 agfe|(3Bcd ce d2 Bc|d2 d2 d^c =c2 |B6 dB|
gBdg (3Bcd gd |fAdf Adfd|ABcd (3efe dc|dAFA D3||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 6
T: Ragtime Annie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE|DFBF AFBF|DFBF A2 FE|DEFG ABAF|A2 c2 c2 CB|
ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAcB|ABcd egfe|d2 dc d2:|
fg|a2 ab afd2|A6 fg|a2 ab agf2|g6 ef|
gfef gfef|gagf e2 ef|gagf edcB|A6 fg|
a2 ab afdB|A2 AB A2 AA|d4 =c4|B6 A2|B2 b2 b2 ag|
f2 a2 a2 gf|A2 ef gfec|d2 =c2 B2||
K:G
A2|G6 AB|c6 cB|
A2 f2 f2 ef|gfga gedc|D2 B2 B2 AB|E2 c2 c2 cB|A2 f2 f2 ef|
gfga g2:|

Fifteen comments

Ragtime Annie

An American fiddle tune which has been very much a standard for American squares and running sets. The notation here is not quite as generally played. Herewith my ABC for the tune:

M: 2/4
L: 1/16
DFAF B2AF | DFAF B2AF | DFDF B2AF | Ac2A c2B2 | ABcA BcBA | AB2A BcBA | ABcd egfe | d6 :||
fg | a2ab afdB | A2A2 A2fg | a2a2 g2f2 | B6 ef | gfef gfed | c2A2 c2A2 | B2B2 A2G2 | F6 fg | a2ab afdB | A2A2 A2fg | a2a2 g2f2 | B6 ga | b2b2 bafg | a2ab afdB | ABcd egfe | d6 ||
GA | B2B2 BGAB | =cB=cd =c2de | f2f2 fdef | gfga g2GA | B2B2 BGAB | =cB=cd =c2De | f2f2 fdef | gfga g4 :||

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Version of the tune.

I stand corrected by "hetty". The version I posted was from Ralph Sweet’s collection "Fifer’s Delight"p.75 and is not in fact the way I play it. Instead, I play something much closer to what hetty submitted, but I don’t know how to rectify the situation. To further complicate the issue, the timing of my submission is incorrect. L:1/16 was what I submitted. L:1/8 was given. Sorry!
Best copy the alternate of hetty and convert it yourself.
Whistle Bare

Hi! WB. I think you could log on, go back and edit your abc input. I hope I’m right.

Posted by .

You can edit the ABC, yes, but it will not correct the sheet music, as Jeremy only generates that once.

Does this sort of tune get played in Irish sessions in America?

When to play this tune.

I apologize to all for messing this one up. It is played here in a set with what we call "The Annie’s". St. Anne’s/Ragtime Annie.
I get into crossover tunes by playing a lot of 18th century sets at rendevous. And this is a popular set with the musicians. WB

But where’s "here"? Are you in America?

Mark, I’ve only ever heard this tune played where there’s old time played as well as Irish (which is when I usually hear St. Anne’s as well, come to think of it).

Editing

Thanks for the info on editing, Zina, I’ve not had to edit anything so far but it helps to know the system.

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Mcsherry´s version (aprox.)

X:1
T:Ragtime Annie
Z:Manuel Novo
S:John McSherry "Six days in Down"
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
A||FAAA BAGE|FFGE D3 A|FAAA BAAA|1 c4 cc2B|2 BccB cBcB|
| ABcA BBcB|ABcA BBcB|ABcd e(3fed c|1 dA FA D2 AG:|2 dA FA D2 (3efg||
|a2 aa agfe|d2 (3Bce d2 (3efg|a2 aa agfd|B6 dB|
g3g gfef|gggf gfef|(3gfe fd ecdB|cABG ABde|
faaa agfe|d2 (3Bce d2 Bc|dzdd ^c2 =c2 |B6 dB|
gBdG (3def gd |fAdf Adfd|ABcd (3efe dc|dAFA FD3||

Mcsherry´s version (full)

X:1
T:Ragtime Annie
Z:Manuel Novo
S:John McSherry "Six days in Down"
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
A||FAAA BAGE|FFGE D3 A|FAAA BAAA| c4 cc2B|
| ABcA BBcB|ABcA BBcB|ABcd e(3fed c| dA FA D2 AG||
||FAAA BAGE|FFGE D3 A|FAAA BAAA|BccB cBcB||
| ABcA BBcB|ABcA BBcB|ABcd e(3fed c|dA FA D2 (3efg||
|a2 aa agfe|d2 (3Bce d2 (3efg|a2 aa agfd|B6 dB|
g3g gfef|gggf gfef|(3gfe fd ecdB|cABG ABde|
faaa agfe|d2 (3Bce d2 Bc|dz2d d^c =c2 |B6 dB|
gBdG (3def gd |fAdf Adfd|ABcd (3efe dc|dAFA FD3||
A||FAAA BAGE|FFGE D3 A|FAAA BAAA| c4 cc2B|
| ABcA BBcB|ABcA BBcB|ABcd e(3fed c| dA FA D2 AG||
||FAAA BAGE|FFGE D3 A|FAAA BAAA|Bce3 Bce||
|BceB ceBe|BceB ceBc|ABcd e(3fed c|dA FA D2 (3efg||

Ragtime Annie

From the playing of John McSherry

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Strickly old-time

I’ve played this tune for years, but only in old-time circles. Never, ever heard it played at a session, and I suspect that anyone who would dare start this tune at a session would get some serious stink-eye from the others.

Ragtime Annie, X:6

as played by Nigel Gatherer of Edinburgh

Re: Ragtime Annie

Just wondered if it is played as straight as written, or maybe with a bit more swing and suspicion of dottedness? (Also thinking of Pig Ankle Rag, for which we were given a very "straight" score but then told play it more syncopated.)