The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14888   Message #2208994
Posted By: mattkeen
05-Dec-07 - 08:16 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Meaning of John Barleycorn
According to Chris Wood, Martin Carthy refers to "John Barleycorn" as the "the passion of the corn"

Seems pretty good to me, as does the fact that it holds other meanings other than being just about beer/drinking.