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Thread #104008 Message #2124806
Posted By: Dave Ruch
13-Aug-07 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: John Barleycorn in USA?
Subject: John Barleycorn in USA?
The song "John Barleycorn" seems to have been rarely reported on the American side of the ocean, from what I can tell. I just came across a NY version collected by Helen Hartness Flanders somewhere between 1929-35, and it seemed odd to find it there. Does anyone know of other versions collected in America?
I did check the Roud Index, which has the one NY + one VT version. I also went through all of the related threads here, but didn't see anything specifically on this.