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John Barleycorn Must Die

John Barleycorn Must Die

By Reginhard OR

John Barleycorn is a character in English folksong and is a personification of barley and more importantly of the beer made from it. In the song he is subjected to a number of assaults which correspond to the harvest milling and brewing of beer. John Barleycorn encounters great suffering and death so that others may benefit. Continue reading

September 28, 2012 More