Louisiana Fairytale

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Rag in G

From the Austin Rogers Collection

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Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)

I learned this as the opening theme to the TV series This Old House.

Well, I'll probably catch some flack for including this in a collection of old time tunes. But I tend to be pretty eclectic and like to blur boundaries, so here it is. This was the opening theme to This Old House back in the 1980s, and that excerpt stuck in my head for years. Therefore, I only play the A part. I treat it as a country rag.

Here's the Fats Waller version, an excerpt of which was used as the theme to This Old House:

Here's another nice, soulful clarinet version:

Just for fun, here's a version with plectrum banjo and kazoo:

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