Mudcat Café message #302275 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25627   Message #302275
Posted By: Irish sergeant
21-Sep-00 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier's Joy
Subject: RE: Origins of 'Soldier's Joy'?
Sean: The version i have on CD by the Second South Carolina String Band Also mentions the Morphia addiction. It is my understanding that the tune was originally a Scottish fiddle tune that was adapted to a march sometime previous to the American Civil War and probably before the Mexican War. Other than that anytyhing I have is sketchy at best. It's a great song. I play it at encampments and the crowd seems to like it. Good luck in your search. Kindst reguards. Neil