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Killing John Barleycorn

“John Barleycorn” is a British folk song with written versions dating back to the sixteenth century, personifying the barley crop as a dying and reborn figure. It can get pretty graphic about the torments heaped upon poor John, who is … Continue reading

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Father’s on the Drink Again

A song I heard a week or so ago that I hadn’t listened to in a while is “Story,” by the Minus 5, which is on their first album Old Liquidator. It’s a pretty amusing track, basically a short story … Continue reading

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