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Thread #23156   Message #1396645
Posted By: nutty
02-Feb-05 - 04:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Barleycorn (Songwainers)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barleycorn (Songwainers)
Browsing in the Bodleian Library Broadside site ,which is a pastime of mine, I unearthed this c1837 broadside of the Barleycorn song,the last verse of which goes .....

Put your wine into a glass, sir
Put claret in a can,sir
Put Barleycorn in a nut brown bowl
And he becomes a nobleman, sir

Sir John Barleycorn

Printer: Wheeler, J. (Manchester)
   Date: c.1837