Little Girl with the Ragged Dress On (Ragtime Annie)

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Rag in D

From the Melvin Wine Collection

3 files for this tune:

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

Field recording at the Digital Library of Appalachia

Melvin Wine does a really cool version of this, and it is subtly different from my version (which can be found in the Austin Rogers Collection on this site). For starters, consider the title. Little Girl with the Ragged Dress On implies poverty. This theme is continued in the melody, which is much more plaintive and pleasantly melancholy than mine. However, because I play my version so much, I had trouble when trying to play Wine's.

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