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“Watermelon is spoilin' on the vine”

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Watermelon is spoilin' on the vine

A goombay rake-and-scrape band, consisting of a saw, a goatskin drum (goombay), and an accordion, performs this traditional instrumental dance piece. The saw provides a timeline, a rhythmic pattern that repeats consistently, thereby marking the meter. Ensembles like this date from the early 1900s.

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