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COTTON PATCH, THE. AKA and see "Nigger in the Woodpile (2)," "In the Woodpile (1)." AKA - "Nigger in the Cotton Patch" (?). Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Ga. The tune was recorded by a later iteration of the popular old-time string band, The Skillet Lickers, although it had first been recorded by a version of the group in 1930, under the title "Nigger in the Woodpile." The melody belongs to the "Pigtown Fling/Wild Horse"/"Stony Point" family of tunes. The old band, built upon the fiddling of Clayton McMichen, Bert Layne and Lowe Stokes, had broken up. Tanner retained the name and issued records as the Skillet Lickers, but in 1934 the band consisted of Gid and son Gordon Tanner, Ted Hawkins and Riley Puckett.

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Recorded sources: Bluebird 5591 (78 RPM), Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers (Ga.) {1934}.

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