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Thread #14888   Message #1907185
Posted By: Scrump
12-Dec-06 - 04:11 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Meaning of John Barleycorn
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.

Give that man a cigar... or maybe a beer would be more appropriate :-)

That's exactly what I've always thought too.