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Traffic Songs: John Barleycorn, Gimme Some Lovin', the Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Hole in My Shoe, Feelin' Alri
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Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: John Barleycorn, Gimme Some Lovin', The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Hole in My Shoe, Feelin' Alright, 40,000 Headmen, Paper Sun, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, Coloured Rain, . Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 33. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: "John Barleycorn" is an English folksong. The character of John Barleycorn in the song is a personification of the important cereal crop barley, and of the alcoholic beverages made from it, beer and whisky. In the song, John Barleycorn is represented as suffering attacks, death, and indignities that correspond to the various stages of barley cultivation, such as reaping and malting. Scholar Kathleen Herbert draws a link between Beowa (a mythical figure stemming from Anglo-Saxon paganism that appears in early Anglo-Saxon royal genealogies whose name means "barley") and the figure of John Barleycorn. Herbert says that Beowa and Barleycorn are one and the same, noting that the folksong details the suffering, death, and resurrection of Barleycorn, yet also celebrates the "reviving effects of drinking his blood." Barleycorn, the personification of the barley, encounters great suffering before succumbing to an unpleasant death. However, as a result of this death bread can be produced; therefore, Barleycorn dies so that others may live. Finally his body will be eaten as the bread. A popular hymn, "We Plough the Fields and Scatter," is often sung at Harvest Festival to the same tune. On the other hand, in their notes to the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs (London, 1959), editors A L Lloyd and Ralph Vaughan Williams ponder whether the ballad is "an unusually coherent folklore survival" or "the creation of an antiquarian revivalist, which has passed into popular currency and...http: //booksllc.net/?id=31485
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