barleycorn

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barleycorn

1. a grain of barley, or barley itself
2. an obsolete unit of length equal to one third of an inch
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Three Knights North' (Harvard) 'Three Men West' (Flower of England) There were three knights came There came three men out of the west, from the North and strove for their victory to try victory And they did make a solemn vow And they have taken a solemn oath Poor that Barleycorn should die Barley-corn should die Chorus Fal-de-ral They plow'd him down with plow- They took a plough and ploughed him in irons, put plow-clots on his and harrowed clods on his head head, And then they made a solemn And then they took a solemn oath John vow, that Barleycorn was Barleycorn was dead dead.
Follow directions for barley-corn dressing with sausage (preceding), but omit sausage.