The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9265   Message #59633
Posted By: Philippa
22-Feb-99 - 03:21 PM
Thread Name: John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: John Barleycorn
"It might have been in first person perspective, I can't remember." Is Maelgwyn male or female (showing my ignorance of Welsh) and was s/he pissed at the time of hearing the song? Your point is taken, Joe!

Sic company I dinna like John from the regions down below
So dinna try sic tricks again John Barleycorn my jo.

but the previous line refers to 'blue devils', so apparently the 'regions' means Hell