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A Wandering Minstrel Folklore: Crying The Neck (7) RE: Folklore: Crying The Neck 14 Sep 09

There used to be an Gaelic custom called Cutting the Cailleach. It was considered unlucky to be the reaper who cut the last stand of the crop so the men would take turns throwing their sickles till someone cut the last stalk. they then had to tie the last sheaf and get it home without it getting wet to avert the curse. Naturally their route home was lined with folks holding full buckets.

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