Rabbit in the Grass (1)

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X:1 T:Rabbit in the Grass [1] T:Soapsuds Splash M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Emmett Newman (Delaware County, OK.) B:Thede - The Fiddle Book (1967, p. 134) K:G G,/B,/D/>F/ [GB]A/c/|B/A/[GB] [GB][GB]|G,/B,/D/>F/ [GB]A/c/|[G/B/]A/ [GB] [A,E][A,E]|...



RABBIT IN THE GRASS [1]. AKA - "Soapsuds Splash, "Splish Splash." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A popular Ozarks fiddle tune that is very similar to “Fort Smith (1),” and interchangeable in to some musicians.

Bill Driver



Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - African-American fiddler Bill Driver (Miller County, Missouri) [Christeson]: Emmett Newman (Delaware County, Oklahoma) [Thede].

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddler’s Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; p. 94. Thede (The Fiddle Book), 1967; p. 134.

Recorded sources: -Folkways FW03812, Calvin van Brunt - "Music from the Ozarks" (1964. Recorded in 1958 in Delaney, Arkansas). Voyager VRCD 372, John White - "Nine Miles of Dry and Dusty" (2007. Appears as "Splish Splash").

See also listing at:
Hear Bill Driver play the tune at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear Calvin van Brunt's recording on youtube.com [2] (sounding much like Bill Driver's playing).



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