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Soldiers Joy - Robert Cooks Old Time Fiddlers - Medley Of Old Time Fiddlers Favorites - No. I / Medley Of Old Time Fiddlers Favorites - No. II (Shellac)

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  1. The Skillet Likkers sing it as "15 cents for the morphine, 25 cents for the beer, 15 cents for the morphine, all for the Soldiers Joy." Or words to that effect. Of course, this is a much newer version, no telling how much it changed from the earlier versions.
  2. Mar 05,  · Fiddler Larry Rice plays Soldier's Joy with Wilmer Kerns on the guitar. This is a basic version of the fiddle tune for those who are interested in learning it. .
  3. Soldier's Joy is one of the first tunes I learned when I got my fiddle. At the time I assumed it was a Civil War tune, because I have The Fiddler's Fake Book which lists it as an Old-Time, Bluegrass tune. I assumed that meant it was American, and I thought it was from the time .
  4. Old Time Fiddle Solos Book - Mel Bay Publications, Inc.: Mel Bay Intermediate-level solos based on 68 fiddling favorites of reels, jigs, hornpipes and all styles of barn-dance tunes is not only interesting and fascinating, it is also very beneficial for the development of technique. As technique studies, in their resp.
  5. Links Tune Indexes and Historical Info. Folk Music Index - An index to recorded and print resources, compiled by Jane Keefer; Fiddle Resources on the Web - by Mickey Koth, Yale; JC's ABC Tune Finder - Searchable index of tunes in text, ABC, Postscript, PDF, GIF, PNG, and MIDI formats (PDF is easiest to read); Old Time Central - A collection of learning and listening resources for Old Time .
  6. The so-called Hippy influence on old time music. I am curious as I know the Cabell ancestral home in Nelson County Virginia is named "Soldiers Joy". It was built about by a revolutionary war veteran. I also have a copy of the tune printed at about the same time. Perhaps the song then was about joy in returning home after the rigors of war.
  7. "Soldier's Joy" is a fiddle tune, classified as a reel or country dance. It is popular in the American fiddle canon, in which it is touted as "an American classic" but traces its origin to Scottish fiddling traditions. It has been played in Scotland for over years, and Robert Burns used it for the first song of his cantata 'The Jolly Beggars'.
  8. Aug 06,  · Soldiers Joy is a really old tune from around the 's, it's been played in Scotland for over years and is one of the staple American fiddle tunes. Soldiers joy was a mixture of beer, whisky.

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