Don’t You Remember the Time is a beautiful waltz in G major that sounds surprisingly modern due to two simple surprises in the chord progression: going from the V7 to the IV chord in bar 5, and doing the same in bar 16.

This transcription is based on a performance by Freeny’s Barn Dance Band, recorded in Jackson, Mississippi on December 16th, 1930. There are other prewar recordings of this tune by performers such as the Callahan Brothers, Clayton McMichen, and Riley Puckett.


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