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John Barleycorn: A Ballad

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There was three kings unto the east,
Three kings both great and high,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn should die.

They took a plough and plough'd him down,
Put clods upon his head,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn was dead.

But the cheerful Spring came kindly on,
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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 30 September 2006

AWESOME BALLAD, INDEED & ONE IMENSELY ENJOYED BY ME, AS A EARLY 70's ROCK/BALLAD, PERFORMED BY A GROUP CALLED 'TRAFFIC'. IY WAS THE TITLE TRACK FROM THE ALBUM 'john barleycorn must die'.... Never knew who Robert Burns was until today.....Foolishly thought that a friend of the Band, by thname of Burns, wrote the lyrics...only to stumble across this classic work,35 years later...Guess, tis true that you're never too old to learn something new....'''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR

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