Barley Grain (1)
T:Barley Grain 
S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 100
(GA) | B4 B2 | (e4 e2) | (B4 A2) | (G4A2) | B4B2 | d4A2 | (B6 | B4) (GA) | B4B2 | (e4d2) |
(B4A2) | (G4F2) | E2F2E2 | B2A2 | (G6 | G4) || GF | E4 E2 | E2F2G2 | (F4E2) | E4E2 | E2F2E2 |
B6 | (A4F2) | E4 E2 | E2F2G2 | F4E2 | (D4c2) | (B4G2) | (A4F2) | (G6 | G4) ||
BARLEY GRAIN . AKA and see "The Frost and Snow Began to Blow." Irish, Air (3/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning. AB. A version of the English "John Barleycorn." O'Neill learned the song as a boy in Bantry, west Cork. It begins:
There were three farmers from the North;
As they were passing by
They swore an oath-a mighty oath-
The barley grain would die
Chorus: With my right faladidy idy O, etc.
Printed source: O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903/1979; No. 100, p. 18.