The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109370   Message #2286084
Posted By: IanC
12-Mar-08 - 04:50 AM
Thread Name: John Barleycorn and Farmers Boy?
Subject: RE: John Barleycorn and Farmers Boy?

I usually sing John Barleycorn at the village church's Harvest Supper. This is pretty traditional in England.

The Farmer's Boy is a song that most labourers in England knew in my father's generation (he used to sing it, and I learned it off him). They just sang it out and about, though it did come up in the pub occasionally. I sing it now and again in the local pub. Most people from the previous generation know it well still.

Ian (age 54)