Throw Soapsuds in the Corner of the Fence

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X:1 T:Throw Soapsuds in the Corner of the Fence N:From the playing of fiddler Stephen B. Tucker (Lauderdale County, Miss.), N:recorded in 1939 for the Library of Congress by Herbert Halpert. M:C| L:1/8 Z:Andrew Kuntz K:D DF||SA2F2A2F2| D-EE2 D2D2-| DFAc BAFD|EE-EC- D3[FA]-| [A2A2]F2[A2A2]F2|EFEC D2D2-| DFAc BAFD|EE-EC- D2|| e2-|f2d2 e-fge|fedf edc-A|BAGB A2[F2A2]|([E3A3]F) [E2A2]D2| f2d2 e-fge|fedf edc-A|BcdB A2[F2A2]|[M:3/2][E3A3]C- D3E- D2DDS||



THROWIN' SOAPSUDS IN THE CORNER OF THE FENCE. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Mississippi. D Major. ADae tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was recorded in May, 1939, at the Meridian Civic Centre, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, by Library of Congress field collector Herbert Halpert from the playing of Stephen B. Tucker. The coarse phrase is reminiscent of the third strain of "Rabbit in the Pea Patch (1)." While the title is similar to the several "Soapsuds over the Fence" tunes (and similar title--there are many variants of the name), the tune is dissimilar to other versions (many of which have ontly the title in common).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Stephen B. Tucker (1858-1945, Collinsville, Lauderdale County, east-central Mississippi) [Bolick & Austin]. Collinsville is just northeast of the county seat of Meridian.

Printed sources : - Bolick & Austin (Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930's), 2015; p. 366

Recorded sources : - Document DOCD-8071, Stephen B. Tucker - "Mississippi Fiddle Tunes And Songs From The 1930s" (various artists). Library of Congress AFS 03045 B03, Stephen B. Tucker (1939). Mississippi Department of Archives and History AH 002, Stephen B. Tucker (Lauderdale County, Miss.) - "Great Big Yam Potatoes: Anglo American Fiddle Music from Mississippi" (1985. Originally recorded for the Library of Congress in 1939).




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