The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23156   Message #1042528
Posted By: Dave Bryant
27-Oct-03 - 09:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Barleycorn (Songwainers)
Subject: RE: Barleycorn/Songwainers
The fifth/sixth lines first verse as I know it (from Kent) is:

They ploughed, they sowed, they harrowed him in,
Threw clods upon his head,

There are usually extra verses at the end to show how people can't manage without him.

Come on you Kentish Men/Maids or Men/Maids of Kent - let's try and get a more definitive Kentish version.