Kanawha County Rag

As played by Clark Kessinger from the West Virginia region

Rag in A

From the Clark Kessinger Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


78rpm Record


According to the Fiddler’s Companion, West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger “constructed” this tune “from parts of different tunes.” He recorded it in 1929. The title refers to Kanawha County, West Virginia.

The tune consists of three parts of (generally) two lines each, with variations in every part in every repetition of the tune.

Cross-tune to AEAE.

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