X:1 T:Rocky Pallet S:The Skillet Lickers (1929) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Columbia 15516-D (78 RPM), Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers (1929) D:Document DOCD 8059, The Skillet Lickers vol. 4 F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/rocky-pallet Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C g4-|g2eg abag|e [c2e2]d efee|dedc Ac3|+slide+[e3e3]e [e2e2]g2-| g2eg abag|e [c2e2]d efee|dedc AcB2|c3c c2:| GF|EC2C C2[E2c2]-|[Ec]ceg|e2c2dedc|[M:2/4]A[c3e3]|[M:C|][e3e3][ee][e2e2]GF| EC2C C2[E2c2]-|[Ec]ceg e2c2|dedc AdcB|c3c c2|| GF|EC2 [CE][C2E2]CE|FEFG ABcA|[C2E2]CE GECE|[B,D]CDB, G,2(3G,A,B,| CEGE CECE|F2FG ABcA|GABA BcdB|c3c c2||
The reel also pops up in other Skillet Lickers recordings: it was one of the tunes (as "Peas and Cornbread") played on the Skillet Licker's popular humorous "Corn Licker Still in Georgia" record series (recorded in fourteen parts on seven 78 RPM records between 1927 and 1930), and (as "Blackeyed Peas and Cornbread") was recorded by an altered personnel configuration of the group in 1934, played once through in the skit-medley "Prosperity and Politics - Part 1."
“Rocky Palace” is north Georgia fiddler Earl Johnson’s  (1886-1965) somewhat distanced version of the tune, recorded in November, 1927, just a couple of weeks after the Skillet Lickers recorded their version. "Rocky Pallet" is similar to the "Billy in the Lowground (1)" family of tunes, and see also the related "Wild John" and "Rattlesnake Bit the Baby."