Barleycorn Coda

(Words and music by and © Talis Kimberley, 2014)

Corn Jenny and John Barleycorn
Lay down in a field of clover
Nor any human eye to see them
Settle skin to skin
And when they came to cut him down
And spill his blood on sacred ground
He still wore Jenny’s shining crown
And the blessing-seed within
And the blessing-seed within.


A Little Bit About 'Barleycorn Coda'...

There was a field of clover, and you all know what happened to John Barleycorn, and it wasn’t pretty, but it was needful, and he’ll be back again next year, all being well.


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