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Posted By: cnd
23-Feb-21 - 10:12 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier's Joy
Subject: RE: Origins: Soldier's Joy
Roly -- you can always be the change you want to the world!

But, I really don't get the same impression you got from it. At all. Here's the current intro, last edited January 29th:
"Soldier's Joy" is a fiddle tune, classified as a reel or country dance.[1] It is popular in the American fiddle canon, in which it is touted as "an American classic"[1] but traces its origin to Scottish fiddling traditions.[2] It has been played in Scotland for over 200 years.
What part of that gives the impression it's solely American?