Mudcat Café message #1098209 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25627   Message #1098209
Posted By: curmudgeon
21-Jan-04 - 05:20 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier's Joy
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Soldier's Joy'?
In Burns' cantata, "The Jolly Beggars," he gives the tune for the first song, that of the beggar/soldier, as "Soldiers Joy." Further, I heard it sung to this tune on a reel-to-reel tape back in the late 50s. It works very nicely if sung with a steady martial cadance -- Tom