The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14888   Message #1472607
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Apr-05 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Fiona Ritchie played a version of "John Barleycorn" on Thistle and Shamrock. She explained that the song was not about blood and gore, but rather about the brewing of ale.
I wondered whether the explanation was necessary. It seems to me that this is one song that shouldn't have an explanation.
-Joe Offer-