Mudcat Café message #3329870 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: GUEST,Gern
27-Mar-12 - 07:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier's Joy
Subject: RE: Origins: Soldier's Joy
The recipe for morphine and beer is repeated by Riley Puckett in Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers' version of soldier's joy. Sounds like "soldier's joy' was a euphemism for stupefication, which could indeed be blissful if one were a soldier.