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12 hours ago, spygirl said:

Hmm, grew up with a load of folkies.

I dont like it. All the women were  big and hairy.

The folk song I liked was Johnny barleycorn. And thats nly beause Im 99% sure its about human sacrifice.

 

That was a yak farm!

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51 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

I like the real ale with twigs stuff.

I assume you mean the subtext of John Barleycorn Spygirl as it is on the face of it a fanciful description of how barley is grown and brewed into beer.

Im not sure.

I think the songs meaning has been twisted to say Oh its just about cutting barley.

I think the song has its root in growing crops AND blood sacrifice.

Even with yhe revisions, theres lines that dont add up for whats meant to be a grow and harvest song.

Golden bough and all that.

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On 4/21/2017 at 17:36, Long time lurking said:

Bit of a morbid them to write a song about but i love the song

 

Good tune. Loved the video. I love a happy ending!

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On 01/05/2017 at 00:01, spygirl said:

Hmm, grew up with a load of folkies.

I dont like it. All the women were  big and hairy.

The folk song I liked was Johnny barleycorn. And thats nly beause Im 99% sure its about human sacrifice.

 

Carthy family?

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I didn't 'get' folk music at all until I was persuaded to go to the folk festival on Orkney many years ago. That's when I realised the the stereotype arran sweater and finger in the ear was just a tiny part of what was out there. Kate Rusby is great, seen her a few times.

Seth Lakeman:

 

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