Soldier's Joy (dance)

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Soldier's Joy Somerset version.

Origin: Collected by Cecil Sharp at Blue Anchor, 1914

Source: Community Dance Manuals - CDM7

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.

Music: Soldier's Joy; Sheffield Hornpipe; or any similar reel

Historical Information:

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!

Alphabetical list of 20th Century Dances