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CAROLINA STOMPDOWN. AKA and see "Soldier’s Joy (1)." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, South Carolina. The tune, a retitling of the chestnut "Soldier's Joy (1)," was recorded by South Carolina's Aiken County String Band (in two different keys on the recording). The name Carolina is actually a Latinized reworking (formed from an adjective with a completely acceptable feminization to agree with terra) of the name Charles, and was the name designated by Charles I of England for this colony (Matthews, 1972).