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Posted By: Skipjack K8
21-Sep-00 - 05:47 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier's Joy
Subject: RE: Origins of 'Soldier's Joy'?
Whilst I can believe the tune is an old European invention, the Michelle Shocked version of a song called Soldier's Joy has it as morphine addiction in the US Civil War.

"What the bullet cannot kill, the needle will"

I don't know anything of the origin of either the tune, or that particular song