Soldier's Joy

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Hornpipe in D

From the Austin Rogers Collection

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Originally learned from an old tunebook, then influenced by local fiddlers in North Alabama

Taken on its own merits, this is a very pretty tune. But, because it is so pretty, it has been overplayed until it is the archetypical old time chestnut.

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Soldier's Joy

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