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John Barleycorn & Other Folksongs

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hear new versions of old English folksongs, with several dramatic takes of the traditional English song "John Barleycorn (Must Die),"plus the traditional song "Little Margaret," & more.

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New Sounds

John Barleycorn & Other Folksongs

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hear new versions of old English folksongs on this New Sounds.  Listen to several dramatic takes of the traditional English song "John Barleycorn (Must Die)," which might be as old as the 1300's, and was popularized by the band Traffic. The song tells the story of the grain from planting to harvest and beyond, including the making of sweet ale. There's also the traditional tune that tells the adulterous tale of "Matty Groves," also known as "Little Musgrave."

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New Sounds

John Barleycorn & Other Folksongs

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hear new versions of old English folksongs on this New Sounds.  Listen to several dramatic takes of the traditional English song "John Barleycorn (Must Die)," which might be as old as the 1300's, and was popularized by the band Traffic. The song tells the story of the grain from planting to harvest and beyond, including the making of sweet ale. There's also the traditional tune that tells the adulterous tale of "Matty Groves," also known as "Little Musgrave."

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