Soldier's Joy


                        Soldier's Joy

                                                 Traditional
                                       Mandolin tablature by 
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: D

Hornpipe


E--||-------------|--------------------------|
A--||*--4:--------|--0-----------0-----------|
D--||*--4:--4--5--|-----4--0--4-----4--0--4--|
G--||-------------|--------------------------|
            |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|--0----5----5----4--2--|--0-----------0-----------|
|-----------------------|-----4--0--4-----4--0--4--|
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
   |    |    |    |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------|--0-----------0-----------|
|--5----2----2----4--5--|-----4--0--4-----4--0--4--|
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
   |    |    |    |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|                                      


|--------------------0--|--2--5--2-----0-2-3--0-----|
|--0----5----5----5-----|-----------5------------4--|
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
   |    |    |    |__|     |__|__|__|  |_|_|  |__|
                                         3

|----------------||
|--5----5----5--*||
|---------------*||
|----------------||
   |    |    |


E--||------0--|--2-----2-----2--5--3--2--|
A--||*--5-----|-----5-----5--------------|
D--||*--------|--------------------------|
G--||---------|--------------------------|
        |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--0-----------0--2--3--0--|--2-----2-----2--5--3--2--|
|-----5--4--5--------------|-----5-----5--------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--0-------------------0--|--2-----2-----2--5--3--2--|
|-----5--4--2--0----5-----|-----5-----5--------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |    |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--0-----------0--2--3--0--|--2--5--2-----0-2-3--0-----|
|-----4--0--4--------------|-----------5------------4--|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |_|_|  |__|
                                            3

|----------------||
|--5----5----5--*||
|---------------*||
|----------------||
   |    |    |

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==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
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||------|| Repeat         --------
||*----*||                -4:------- Time
||*----*||                -4:------- Signature 
||------||                --------

This traditional hornpipe is a popular tune in bluegrass and old timey circles. And it's not too hard to play--just watch out for those triplets.

I found this tune in standard notation as number 868 in Francis O'Neill, The Dance Music of Ireland, ed. Francis O'Neill, arr. James O'Neill (Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1907) 150. The tune is in the public domain in the United States.

Transcription to tablature for mandolin is my own original work, as is formatting for the World Wide Web. The copyright statement below applies to my work (including comments) and not to the tune itself.


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