Soapsuds over the Fence (1)
X:1 T:Soapsuds over the Fence  N:From the playing of the north Georgia group The Skillet Lickers, as part N:of their recorded skit "Jeremiah Hopkins' Store, Part 2" (1930). The Skillet N:Licker lineup for the session was: Clayton McMichen, Riley Puckett, Gid Tanner, N:Lowe Stokes, Bert Layne, Fate Norris, Oscar Ford & Tom Dorsey M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/soapsuds-over-fence-0 D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqeyn7qRgdI&list=PLqTkewOA2rCoGwqwAnHEpyMfJanCqxblX&index=118 D:Columbia 15598-D (78 RPM), The Skillet Lickers - "Jeremiah Hopkin's Store D:at Sand Mountian, Part 2" (1930). D:Document DOCD 8060, "Skillet Lickers: Complete Recorded Works vol. 5" (2000) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G +slide+[G,2G2]-|[G,G]AGE D2EG|GBgd edBA|GAGE DEGc|BGAG- G2G2-| GAGE D2EG|GBgd edBA|GAGE DEGc|BGAG- G2|| |:g2-|gbad ed B2|abag edef|gagf edBc|dBAG- G2:|
SOAPSUDS OVER THE FENCE . AKA – “Pouring Soapsuds Over the Fence,” “Soap Suds,” “Throw the Soap Suds in the Corner of the Fence.” American, Reel (cut time). USA; widely known. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Phillips). Both parts of the Blalock/Bryan version are irregular. Tune mentioned in accounts as having been played in a fiddlers' contest in Atlanta, Ga. in 1914, and as having been played by Rock Ridge, Alabama, fiddlers around 1920 (Bailey). The title (as “Pouring Soapsuds over the Fence”) appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountains fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954. Texas fiddler Captain McKinney recorded the tune in 1929 for Okeh Records, and Georgia fiddlers Lowe Stokes and Clayton McMichen recorded it in 1930.