Cotton Pickin' Rag (Cotton Picker's Drag)

As played by Gary Lee Moore from the Oklahoma region

Rag in B flat

From the Gary Lee Moore Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Recording of Gary Lee Moore (MP3 here)


This is Moore’s cover of the Grinnel Giggers’ Cotton Picker’s Drag. In some ways I like the original Giggers’ version better, and in other ways I like Moore’s version better. The Giggers played it with more energy and had a melodic B part, whereas Moore’s interpretation of the B part is more chordal. Either version would be excellent to learn.

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