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X:1 T:Soap in the Washpan N:From the playing of fiddler and brakeman Andy Palmer N:(1881-1939, Anderson County, north-central Ky.) with Jimmy N:Johnson's String Band M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/soap-washpan D:Yazoo 2200, Jimmy Johnson String Band - "Kentucky Mountain Music vol. 3" (2003) D:Champion CH 16516 (78 RPM), Jimmy Johnson's String Band (1932) Z:Andrew Kuntz K:C "*"[G,2G2]AB cdcB| AF[F2A2][F2A2][F2A]|[G,2G2]Ad BGBG|AGGG G2G2| [C2E2]cc cdcB|AFF2 [A,2F2][A,2F2]|[G,3G3]A Bd3|c3cc4:| g2 ga g2 eg|aged c4|a4 a4|(ab)ag ed c2| +slide+[e4e4][e4e4]|efed cAGA|Bcdc BGAG|1c2 (3dcB c4:|2c2 (3dcB c2S|| P:Substitutions: "*"[_E2B2]-|[E2c2][Ec][Ec] G2[Ec]B|



SOAP IN THE WASHPAN. AKA - "Soapsuds in the Washpan." AKA and see "Hot Corn." American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Soap in the Washpan" was recorded by Andy Palmer (b. 1881, Anderson County, Ky., the featured fiddler and vocalist for north-central Kentucky's Jimmy Johnson String Band, in Richmond, Indiana, in August, 1932. It was released on Champion Records, a subsidiary of Gennett. The tune is played in Franklin County as "Hot Corn," and is related to the Stripling Brothers' "Horse Shoe Bend," according to Guthrie Meade (1980).


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 619.

Recorded sources : - Champion CH 16516 (78 RPM), Jimmy Johnson's String Band (1932). Morning Star 45003, Jimmie Johnson's String Band - "Wink the Other Eye: Old Time Fiddle Band Music from Kentucky" (1980. Originally recorded for Gennett in 1932). Yazoo 2200, Jimmy Johnson String Band - "Kentucky Mountain Music vol. 3" (2003).

See also listing at :
Hear a 'crooked' (irregularly metered) version by Henry County, Ky., fiddler Artie Vandergriff at Berea Sound Archives [1]



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