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).