John Barleycorn, My Jo
DESCRIPTION: The singer addresses John Barleycorn. "You rob me of my money John which ought to pay my bills." You go disguised "as Mr Porter." I take my first drink in the morning "before that I get up" Preachers preach against him: "on you we'll turn our backs"
AUTHOR: George Barron (source: GreigDuncan3)
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: drink derivative nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 601, "John Barleycorn, My Jo" (1 text)
cf. "John Anderson, My Jo (I)" (form)
cf. "John Anderson, My Jo, John" (form)
cf. "Wae Be to that Weary Drink, John Anderson, My Jo" (another temperance derivative of "John Anderson")
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