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Thread #51044   Message #775901
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
02-Sep-02 - 10:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: john barleycorn
See this earlier discussion: John Barleycorn, which contains rather a lot of links to additional material. I put them there in the (evidently forlorn) hope that people might actually use them.

"Traffic" recorded a fairly straight arrangement of the song as they learned it from The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. I do recall hearing, long ago, a set of the song fitted to the Victorian hymn-tune (evidently from The Songwainers), but it wasn't traditional.