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Thread #14888   Message #1275299
Posted By: pdq
18-Sep-04 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Whatever the song meant in 1620 was lost on the members of Traffic.

Their version "John Barleycorn Must Die" was a declaration by pot smokers that drinking was passe and that pot was part of the New Order.

Loggins and Messina did "Don't Sing Anything Mellow After Whiskey" where they made the same point but were more blunt and confrontational about it.