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Thread #109370 Message #2290334
Posted By: Jim Carroll
17-Mar-08 - 03:46 AM
Thread Name: John Barleycorn and Farmers Boy?
Subject: RE: John Barleycorn and Farmers Boy?
Christy Panorama Songster - no idea of origin of song but usually that type of publication derived from the Minstrel Shows - ie Whites 'blacking-up'.
Wouldn't have thought Foster, but Charlie Noble might know.
Wherever it came from, it couldn't be anything else but an adaptation of John Barleycorn.