The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51044 Message #801509
Posted By: Crane Driver
11-Oct-02 - 09:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: John Barleycorn
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: john barleycorn
The version you're after was put together by the Songwainers - they recorded it on what was probably their only LP, back in the days of vinyl. The notes say that the text was "taken from" Fred Jordan, set to the C19 harvest hymn tune "Wir Pflugen und Strauen", attributed to J. A. P. Schulz (1747-1800).
I'll try to post the words, once I've remembered how to play vinyl ...