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Thread #14888   Message #1907159
Posted By: GUEST,Jason
12-Dec-06 - 03:06 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Amazing that this thread is seven years old and only very few have even a clue.

The song is simply a clever or witty tale detailing the stages of growing barley for making alcohol.

Its a personification. Its not all that deep. Just entertaining.

The Traffic song is great too.