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Thread #14888   Message #2949729
Posted By: mattkeen
22-Jul-10 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Meaning of John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Meaning of John Barleycorn
You only have to hear it once to know its about more than beer, dont you?

Though it is obviously about beer as well

Its sort of really deep English blues to me
Would have liked to have heard Robert Johnson do it!

Anyway its great and my favourite versions are from Martin Carthy and Chris Wood - admitedly they are related as Chris learnt it from Martin