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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)