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John Barleycorn


by Fairport Convention. Buy album CD: Other Songs C - THE


There were three men come out of the west, their fortunes for to try
And these three men made a solemn vow, John Barleycorn would die
They've ploughed, they've sown, they've harrowed, thrown clods upon his head
Till these three men were satisfied John Barleycorn was dead
(Chorus)
There's beer all in the barrel and brandy in the glass
But little Sir John, with his nut-brown bowl, proved the strongest man at last
They've let him lie for a long long time till the rains from heaven did fall
And little Sir John sprang up his head and so amazed them all
They've let him stand till midsummer's day and he looks both pale and wan
Then little Sir John's grown a long long beard and so become a man
(Chorus)
(Chorus)
They've hired men with the sharp-edged scythes to cut him off at the knee
They've rolled him and tied him around the waist, treated him most barbarously
They've hired men with the sharp-edged forks to prick him to the heart
And the loader has served him worse than that for he's bound him to the cart
So they've wheeled him around and around the field till they've come unto a barn
And here they've kept their solemn word concerning Barleycorn
They've hired men with the crabtree sticks to split him skin from bone
And the miller has served him worse than that for he's ground him between two stones
(Chorus)
(Chorus)
And the huntsman he can't hunt the fox nor loudly blow his horn
And the tinker he can't mend his pots without John Barleycorn



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Album: Other Songs C - THE Lyrics
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  1. (come All Ye) Rolling Minstrels
  2. A Sailor's Life
  3. After Halloween
  4. Angel Delight
  5. Big William
  6. Bird On A Wire
  7. Dawn
  8. Eastern Rain
  9. Farewell farewell
  10. Flowers of the Forest
  11. If Stomp
  12. Iron Lion
  13. Jack Orion
  14. John Barleycorn
  15. Lady of Pleasure
  16. Let It Go
  17. Lord Marlborough
  18. Matty groves
  19. Mr Lacey
  20. Night Time Girl
  21. Nottamun Town
  22. Part I
  23. Part Ii
  24. Part Iv
  25. Part Iv (the Sailor's Alphabet)
  26. Part Ix
  27. Part V
  28. Part V (john Lee)
  29. Part Vi
  30. Part Vi (breakfast In Mayfair)
  31. Part Vii
  32. Part Viii
  33. Part X
  34. Part Xi
  35. Part Xi (the Hanging Song)
  36. Pleasure and Pain
  37. Possibly Parsons Green
  38. Restless
  39. Reynard the Fox
  40. Rolling Minstrels
  41. Sickness and Diseases
  42. Sir William Gower
  43. Tale In Hard Time
  44. The Deserter
  45. The Hexhamshire Lass

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