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Thread #51044   Message #801216
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
11-Oct-02 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: john barleycorn
That form is usually found in tradition in Ireland, I think. See this earlier discussion: The Barleycorn. Lyrics taken from a recording by the Johnstons, with amendments from Colm O Lochlainn's Irish Street Ballads, apparently their source. Plus the inevitable posting of Traffic's "Penguin" text...