Ragged Bill

As played by Gene Goforth from the Missouri region

Schottische in B flat and F

From the Gene Goforth Collection

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Recording of Gene Goforth released on the album Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks: Volume I: Along the Eastern Crescent


This Ozark Schottische isn’t very difficult; it’s just in keys that might be unfamiliar. The A part is in the key of B-flat (two flats) and the B part is in the key of F. According to the Fiddler’s Companion, Goforth may have learned it from thieving fiddler Roy Wooliver.

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