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Soldiers Joy - Sid Harkreader Accompaniment By Uncle Dave Macon - Soldiers Joy / Love Somebody (Shellac)


  1. Soldier's Joy, Lyrics: Now first I thought a snake had got me / It happened dreadful quick / It was a bullet in my leg, right off I got sick / I came to in a wagon load of ten more wounded.
  2. Nov 06,  · Provided to YouTube by Believe SAS Soldier's Joy (feat. Sid Harkreader) · Uncle Dave Macon Uncle Dave Macon (Doxy Collection) ℗ Pubblico Dominio .
  3. A wonderfully rousing banjo duet featuring Earl Scruggs and John McEuen, "Soldier's Joy" dates back to the Civil War era. The intricate melody is a multi-leveled affair, with both players crisscrossing each other's lines with an effervescent ease and wit. It's nearly a jazz tune, with some drone-like counterpoints popping up at different intervals.
  4. Print and download Soldier's Joy sheet music composed by Traditional arranged for Piano. Instrumental Solo in D Major (transposable). SKU: MN
  5. I have also heard that “Soldier’s Joy” was a name given to the tune by American civil war soldiers who nicknamed their morphine “soldier’s joy.” The ’s Georgia band the Skillet Lickers, sang to the melody. Well twenty-five cents for the morphine, and fifteen cents for the beer.
  6. Melody as basis for song []. Like many pure tunes with ancient pedigree, the melody of Soldier's Joy has been used as a basis for construction of songs, which, unlike pure tunes, have lyrics.. Civil War era and post-bellum cultural references []. According to the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC), the tune came to represent substance abuse during the Civil War.
  7. “Soldier’s Joy” was so popular it even gave its name to several places in America, including a historic home in Nelson County, Virginia, and a New-Deal-era cafe in Florida (right).. In , in a Farm Sevices Administration Camp in Firebaugh, California, Robert Sonkin and Charles Todd documented a square dance at which Earl Stout (fiddle) and A. L. Mitchell (guitar) played the tune.
  8. "Soldier's Joy" is one of the oldest and most widely distributed tunes in the English-speaking world. The tune appeared in late eighteenth-century sheet music and dance instruction manuals on both sides of the Atlantic. By the nineteenth century, it was published in numerous books of fiddle tunes, usually classified as a reel or country dance.

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