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Thread #168688 Message #4074512
Posted By: GUEST,BlackAcornUK
06-Oct-20 - 01:28 PM
Thread Name: Twisted roots of John Barleycorn...
Subject: Twisted roots of John Barleycorn...
Ever wanted to know about the twisted roots of John Barleycorn...?
I've penned this exploration of the song's intertwining with folklore, myth and custom, as well as charting its abiding influence on artists of all disciplines (including Ted Hughes, Mark Wallinger, David Rudkin & beyond).
I wrote it for last week's harvest moon, but realised I forgot to share it here.
I've had a crack at singing the 'John Stafford' version, too, but you may want to give that a miss as I'm very much a novice and it's a tricky one to tackle!
Many thanks to anyone that finds the time to take a look, and even more fulsome gratitude to anybody that likes it enough to share!