Soldier's Joy (dance)
Soldier's Joy Somerset version.
Form: Longways triple
A1: March in a ring to the left to places.
A2: Partners advance, bow, turn away to the right and turn each other.
B1: 1st couple down the middle and back.
B2: 1st and 2nd couples swing and change (progression). 3rd couple may swing too.
Soldier's Joy is reputed to be drugs!
25 cents for the morphine,
15 cents for the beer!
25 cents for the morphine
and Soldier's Joy is here!