Soapsuds over the Fence (3)

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X:1 T:Soapsuds over the Fence [3] N:From the playing of fiddler William Mosses "Mose" Coffman (1905-1994, N:Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, southeast W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Moderately Quick" D:Heritage/Galax 033, Mose Coffman - "Visits" (1981). D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/soapsuds-over-fence Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D ((3A,B,C|!fermata![D2D2])FF DDFF|A2 dA BAFF|D2 FE DEDB,|A,G,A,B, A,G,A,B,| +slide+[D2D2]FE DEFG|A2dc BAGA|gfga beed|[M:2/4][ce][Ae][A2e2]|[M:C|] [d3f3][dg]- [d2f2]:| |:[Dd]e|f2[Dd][Dd] f2[Dd][Dd]|feff ed[D2B2]|[D2A2]cB ABAA| GFGA BAGB|gfga beed|[M:2/4][ce][Ae][A2e2]|[M:C|] [d3f3][dg]- [d2f2]:|



SOAPSUDS OVER THE FENCE. American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This "Soapsuds over the Fence," different from other tunes of the same name but related in the first strain to some Appalachian versions of "Durang's Hornpipe" (e.g. see John Salyer's "Durang's Hornpipe (4)"), is from the playing of William Mosses "Mose" Coffman (1905-1994), of Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, southeast West Virginia.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 620.

Recorded sources : - Heritage/Galax 033, Mose Coffman - "Visits" (1981).

See also listing at :
Hear Coffman play it on a 1992 field recording by Gerry Milnes, recorded when the fiddler was aged 87. [1]



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