mouth harp anyone? a good, old-fashioned country tune can do wonders for the soul. take laura veirs's "soldier's joy" for example. it's straight-up hoe-down. it's the hoe-iest hoe-down ever. all the hoes will be there! the tune comes from veirs's latest tumble bee, an album of mostly traditional folk-country songs performed and arranged specifically for children, but designed to be pleasing to adults as well. and how! that's colin meloy of the decemberists singing as veirs's duet partner. "soldier's joy," by the way, has quite a long history in the pages of american music.
Laura Veirs - Soldier's Joy by the Pop Sucker