Whistling Rufus

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Rag in G

From the Melvin Wine Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


Field recording available on the CD/DVD set "One More Time": The Life and Music of Melvin Wine from the Augusta Heritage Center


This is Melvin Wine’s version of the well-known rag Whistling Rufus. It sounds crooked because of how the phrases fall, but it’s not crooked.

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Whistling Rufus

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