The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9265   Message #59613
Posted By: Maelgwyn (inactive)
22-Feb-99 - 02:32 PM
Thread Name: John Barleycorn
Subject: John Barleycorn
I'm trying to track down a version of 'John Barleycorn' that I heard on the Thistle and Shamrock quite awhile ago. I'm sure that I recorded it, but after going through all of my thousands of unlabeled tapes, I still haven't found it. The tune is completely different than usual, and all I remember of the lyrics are the last few lines.

With me right fol lah dah ree too rah lee/ And pissed him against the wall

Or maybe it was 'pissed me against the wall'. It might have been in first person perspective, I can't remember.