“Mowing the Hay”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1985 (IRTravellers01)
Keywords: courting marriage farming drink
Found in: Ireland


Singer goes to Dublin to hire to mow hay. He is hired by a farmer for one thousand a year. He apparently meets a girl and gets consent of "daddy and mammy." They marry and "Whilst the money it will hold out, We'll make the old-tap-room shake"

Cross references



  1. Roud #16878
  2. BI, RcMowtHa