Hay mow

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6 comments on this post.
  1. Steve Parkes:

    The Barley Mow is a common name for pubs in the English Midlands (and maybe other parts of the country), with the ‘cow’ pronunciation; it’s puzzled me since I was a kid. There’s a folk song called ‘Good luck to The Barley Mow’. It’s one of those cumulative ones (like ‘The old lady who swallowed a fly), and list everybody remotely connected with the pub, from the brewer to the slavey (serving-girl).
    But for some still-puzzling reason, the name is pronounced the ‘moe’ way. No doubt a modern misinterpretation of a printed text. I’ll continue to learn my traditional songs in the traditional way (from gramophone records).

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  3. Katherine:

    I grew up on a farm in Southwestern Ontario (Canada) and we called that part of our barn, where the hay was stored, the haymow :-)

  4. bob:

    I grew up in northern wisconsin and we called the top part of the barn the hay mow as well – it means the part of the barn, not the hay piled there.

  5. Marcia Buck Barker:

    Growing up on the Maine coast we played in the mow. It was part of the barn not the hay.

  6. Judith:

    Grew up in North Dakota and am of Norwegian heritage. As a child we loved to play in the hay mow (rhymes with cow) on Grandpa’s farm. Interchangeable with hayloft.

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