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Thread #104008 Message #2124824
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
13-Aug-07 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: John Barleycorn in USA?
Subject: RE: John Barleycorn in USA?
I've not heard a song by that name. However, in a historical context, "John Barleycorn," used as a metaphor for liquor and its evils and/or benefits, ranks right up there with "Red Eye," "Who Hit/Struck John," "Old Reliable," "Tongue Oil" and "Demon Rum" - not to forget the evergreen "Booze." Surely, there is a song containing the term, if not an actual eponymous hymn in praise of old "J.B".