Red Apple Rag

As played by Arthur Smith from the Tennessee region

Rag in G

From the Cumberlands Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record


This is a very straight-forward rag by Fiddlin' Arthur Smith.  This was one of his signature tunes, and he may have written it.  It isn't too difficult, but watch out for accidentals and be careful of the syncopation, as with any ragtime tune.

Here's a nice recording of Red Apple Rag by Oklahoma fiddler Gary Sizemore, which is fairly close to Arthur Smith's rendition:

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Rags

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