Last September I did a similar project on this blog, writing a post each day about all things bread for #SourdoughSeptember. One of the things I’d hoped to do there but didn’t manage is blog a couple of bready folk songs and today’s song is one that I’d thought I might do.
I’ve spent much of the last year singing fragments of this song but had never got round to properly learning it until now. It’s another old old song with countless variations (more info) but the essence of the story is the death and, despite the efforts of the various farm workers, resurrection of ‘John Barleycorn’.
Lyrics: from memory
Download: 27 John Barleycorn