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Thread #107066 Message #2217489
Posted By: ClaireBear
17-Dec-07 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: John Barleycorn (Jon Berger, Stan Rogers)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: John Barleycorn (Jon Berger, Stan Rogers)
Whew, that's a tough one. It would heve been about fall 1982, I think, so Stan was still alive. As for as I know Stan never heard about the rewrite...as I recall, we opted not to record it or put it in our songbook rather than have to tell him about it!
Many chunks of the '80s are a bit lost in the mists of time for me too (why would that be, I wonder?), but I think that date is about right. Somehow I doubt Jon would have written it after Stan died...and I know that we didn't have a Barleycorn song that effective for our first couple of years as performers. He wrote it to replace the dreadful "Bass Ale, Bass Ale all over the town" that we'd been singing.