To Reap and Mow the Hay

DESCRIPTION: The singer is in Scotland, driven from Ireland by the landlord and bad times. He is invited to stay a week "putting in the hay" with a 1914 veteran. He marries the farmer's niece. They'll go to Ireland now but return yearly to Scotland to make the hay.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (recording, Paddy and Jimmy Halpin)
KEYWORDS: marriage war travel return farming hardtimes Ireland Scotland family
FOUND IN: Ireland
Roud #12937
James and Paddy Halpin, "To Reap and Mow the Hay" (on Voice20, IRHardySons)

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