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Soldier's Joy TML # 009535
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This is one of the best know fiddle tunes ever. I have never heard it performed as a vocal number but the words included may help when learning the tune. Normally played in D (Capo 2 play C shapes.)
I am my mama's darling boy I am my mama's darling boy
I am my mama's darling boy sing a little song called Soldiers Joy
Chicken in the bread pan scratching out dough
Grannie will your dog bite, no child no
Ladies to the centre and gents catch air
Hold her in there and don't let her rare.
Grasshopper sitting on a sweet potato vine
Grasshopper sitting on a sweet potato vine
Grasshopper sitting on a sweet potato vine
Along comes a chicken and says "You are mine!"

I'm going to get a drink, don't you want to go
I'm going to get a drink, don't you want to go
I'm going to get a drink, don't you want to go
All on Soldier's Joy

I love somebody yes I do
I love somebody yes I do
I love somebody yes I do
And I bet you five dollars, you can't guess who.

I'll be sixteen in ninty two
I'll be sixteen in ninty two
I'll be sixteen in ninty two
I love somebody but I won't say who.
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