I don’t know where I learned Pig Ankle Rag for sure, but it is a fairly simple, and fun tune. I had some fun with it in my brief time in between teaching fiddle lessons at Magnolia Music Studio tonight.
There is something to be said for just hanging loose with a tune and seeing what happens to come out.
Pig Ankle Rag according to Fiddler’s Companion
PIG ANKLE RAG . Old‑Time, Country Rag. USA. D Major. Standard tuning. AB (Silberberg): AABB (Brody, Phillips). Source for notated version: Bob Potts & Walt Koken with the Highwoods String Band (Ithica, N.Y.), who learned the tune from Joel Shimberg & Ron Hughey [Phillips]. Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; pg. 217. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; pg. 100. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; pg. 119. Rounder 0074, Highwoods String Band‑ “No. 3 Special” (1976). Yodel‑ay‑hee Records #002, Critton Hollow Stringband ‑ “Sweet Home” (1983).