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Thread #168688 Message #4074587
Posted By: Jack Campin
07-Oct-20 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: Twisted roots of John Barleycorn...
Subject: RE: Twisted roots of John Barleycorn...
A few years ago I came across a prose version of the same story from the Renaissance (in an anthology of letters about art) but about murdering grapes to make wine. I wonder if that was part of a parallel song tradition?
For that matter the same theme could work for any of the plants that people ferment into alcohol around the world.