Ridin’ in an Old Model T

As played by the Dixie Ramblers from the Alabama region

Rag in C

From the Deep South Collection

3 files for this tune:

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

Source:

78rpm record (MP3 at archive.org)

Comments:

This is one of my favorite ragtime tunes. There have been multiple groups by the name of Dixie Ramblers, but the group in question was active in Alabama in 1930s. I only know of two recordings by this group, Franklin County Blues and Ridin’ in an Old Model T. The title refers to the Model T Ford, the first mass-produced automobile.

In the recording, the tune was played through eight times, each time a unique variation (including low variants). It is crooked in that the A part consists of 12 measures rather than the more common 16.

And here’s a video of Dr. Fiddle himself playing this tune:


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Rags


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