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Barleycorn

An obsolete measure of length equivalent to one-third of one inch.
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The idea of a 'Barleycorn family' of songs comes from Robert Jamieson's Popular Ballads and Songs published in 1806.
Plans to turn the Barleycorn into the Queens Casino were rejected a number of times by Sandwell councillors, who were outraged when Blue Chip made a successful written appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.
In the Barleycorn pub in Hamilton (a neutral boozer, I think, although I'm sure that's what was grown in The Fields of Athenry) one Celtic fan said: "You don't get good semi-finals."
The Knights will be performing material from their recent John Barleycorn 2000 album, as well as airing some new tunes and revisiting others which have always been reserved for their onstage sets.
He certainly wrote about beer and how he could "hardly stoiter" on one occasion, and he personified the base ingredients of whisky and beer, writing in John Barleycorn: "For if you do but taste his blood, 'Twill make your courage rise", so he was familiar with cause and effect.
So well done Bruichladdich, benefiting not only whisky drinkers with a high-quality John Barleycorn, but fighting the corner of the small firms.
The annual tribute to our national bard is a booze-fest, as much a celebration of John Barleycorn as Burns.
The Nylon 66 has good iron sights, consisting of a front barleycorn sight atop a prominent ramp and a rear leaf sight easily adjustable both for windage and for elevation.
folk standards as John Barleycorn and Fairport's Now Be Thankful in a delirious, but most definitely not deluded, fusion of traditional music and dance.
A Barleycorn Trail has also been devised to celebrate Berwick's long association with making beer.
Some of the other top acts that performed at the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival were Eileen Ivers, Foster & Allen, The Irish Soprano's, Tommy Flemming, Johnny McEvoy, Brendan and Emily Shine, Gaelic Storm, The New Barleycorn, Tommy Makem, Cherish The Ladies, David Munnelly and Brace Yourself Bridget.
I recognised it immediately as belonging to a friend from the old days who, like me, had for many years pampered his weakness for what is known in romantic circles as ``John Barleycorn'' or, more prosaically, ``the demon drink''.