Way Down South (Whistling Rufus)

As played by Doc Roberts from the Kentucky region

Rag in G

From the Doc Roberts Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record


Way Down South was Doc Roberts' name for the well-known rag Whistling Rufus.  It's not very difficult, just look out for accidentals, syncopation, and crooked measures.

Here's a nice, if somewhat odd version by fiddlers Darol Anger and Bruce Molsky (tune starts at 1:25):

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Whistling Rufus

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