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I only like about a third to a quarter of the 60s stuff - which is not surprising given that is the standard ratio of blurt to blurks in your average 60s folk group.

Judith Durham or Mary Travers anyone...?

Woof woof...!!!

 

XYY

 

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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.

 

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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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I recorded this some time in the early nineties one night and practically wore the tape out in the car, I still think it's brilliant now.

 

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On ‎15‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 18:56, The XYY Man said:

I only like about a third to a quarter of the 60s stuff - which is not surprising given that is the standard ratio of blurt to blurks in your average 60s folk group.

Judith Durham or Mary Travers anyone...?

Woof woof...!!!

 

XYY

 

Totally agree on Judith Durham, great voice and chubbiness to worship..............

 

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