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Thread #14888   Message #2208600
Posted By: Herga Kitty
04-Dec-07 - 05:13 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Roger Jenkens sang the Songwainers' version as their encore at Haddenham festival on Saturday - to the tune of "We plough the fields and scatter".

"Come put your wine into glasses, put your cider into old tin cans
Put Barleycorn in the nut brown bowl, for he's proved the strongest man".

Peter Woods gave a presentation on John Barleycorn songs at the last English National Folk Festival at Sutton Bonington a couple of years ago, after which I sent him Howard Kaplan's version of Professor Barleycorn