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Posted By: Guy Wolff
22-Jan-04 - 05:48 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier's Joy
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Soldier's Joy'?
I always heard that verce around Connecticut to go " 25 cents for the morphine 15 cents for the beer,25 cents for the morphine, gona DRAG me away from here." depressing EH
    On a side note We found a nice copy of Soldiers Joy in the copy book of one Morris Woodruff a music student at the Litchfield female acadamy dated 1803. so the tune was popular enough to be copied from popular dance tunes of the day in Litchfield Connecticut . Very popular and early in New England.It seems lots of tunes of that era Popular in New England were of Scotish origin. All the best Guy