Ten Cent Cotton (East Tennessee Blues)

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Rag in C

From the Eck Robertson Collection

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Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
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Field recording of Eck Robertson


Ten Cent Cotton seems to be Eck Robertson's name for East Tennessee Blues.  I believe that Ten Cent Cotton is a reference to Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal during the Great Depression. This rag isn't very hard to play, but sounds great.

Here's a YouTube video of Eck Robertson playing Ten Cent Cotton:

For reference (and because it's a great video), here's a YouTube video of Oklahoma fiddler Gary Sizemore playing East Tennessee Blues:

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Rags

Texas Fiddle

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