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Posted By: Bill D
29-Dec-09 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins: What a Jimmy-john is? (from Green Corn)
Subject: RE: Origins: What a Jimmy-john is?
'corn' refers to corn likker, thus a demi-john is what one would need to bring along. Folks who heard the song with no knowledge of corn mash just repeated the closest words they could think of.