Grandma’s Lye Soap (1952)

In 1952, soap made it into the hit song parade! Johnny Standly had a mega hit song called “It’s In The Book”. The first part of it is a parody of Little Bo Peep in the form of a Southern Revival sermon, the second part is a song, called “Grandma’s Lye Soap”

I’ve edited out the first part (since this is, after all, a blog about soap trivia).

Listen to Grandma’s Lye Soap (mp3 file – most computers should be able to play it).



  1. I had been tryint to remember this song for years. Thank you for letting me relive the fun I had listening to it when it first came out. Do you have the rest of “It’s in the Book”?

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