John , thank you so much for putting this up , and with lyrics too :O) I love the 3 versions and sum , I had learned this one from one of your Johns youtube fiddle lessons some time ago , and now this really allows me to spice it up a bit and LOOOOve the Mp3 back up for practice AWESOME ,
Been working on the beginner’s part of Soldier’s Joy and and seem to have a bit of a handle on it now. Will begin the intermediate one soon. Love this melody! Practice Ashoken Farewell at least once or more daily as well as Edelweiss even though I’ve nearly gotten them fairly well memorized. What a pleasure to “polish up” a song after getting it into shape!
I’m really enjoying this one. I have a long way to go. Playing that second part smoothly/ fluidly all the way through is proving a real challenge for me. Kind of see where the word “reel” comes from…….