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Thread #129565   Message #2909512
Posted By: GUEST,Doug Olsen
18-May-10 - 06:40 PM
Thread Name: John Barleycorn 'Two Brothers' version
Subject: John Barleycorn 'Two Brothers' version
About 35 years ago I learned a version of John Barleycorn that begins
"There were two brothers stood on a hill
As might stand you and I
And between them there arose a dipute
John Barleycorn should die"

It's occurred to me that I've never heard it from anyone else. Has anyone come across it? Sources and further information heartily desired. Thanks.

Doug Olsen
Oak Ash & Thorn