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Thread #14888   Message #1623271
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
08-Dec-05 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Meaning of John Barleycorn
I love the version done by "Steeleye Span". Then there's another tune (version to the hymn tine of "All good gifts around us" - a harvest hymn) by Fairport Convention on their Cropredy Festival CDs.
AND there is also the Robert Burns "John Barleycorn" which can be recited or sung. When recited it is traditional for the reciter - and all assembled company - to raise a toast to John Barleycorn every time his name is mentioned - which happens at least 6 times in the course of the poem! Bon Carleyjorn!!