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Thread #19417 Message #1894142
Posted By: Guy Wolff
27-Nov-06 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: Penguin: Lovely Joan
Subject: RE: Penguin: Lovely Joan
You know I always seem to get this stuff wrong . When I recorded "Lovely Joan" I was not shore of the meaning of - - -ooks of Hay and looked up the word as my wife Erica and I thought I remembered and reasonable . We went with Shooks but I did not see Stooks at the time or I probably would have used that . Since Penguin had Pooks I guess I should have gone with that . I did notice a year later Martin Carthy used "Pooks" on his recording .
Below is a little from google to show the confusion .. All the best , Guy
Oh don't you think these pooks of hay
Who regretted not playing in pooks of hay?
A-meäkèn up their tiny pooks.
he caught sight of a bevy of women seated among the hay-pooks
FARMERS BUILD STOOKS OF HAY TO ALLOW THEM TO DRY IN PREPARATION FOR STACKING, Location: AUSTRALIA; Date: 12 1949
Alternatively, the loose hay could be put into stooks or sheafs for drying before being collected.
threshing machine at work and men making stooks of hay,
The art of swinging a scythe is lost and the stooks of hay ...
1708 John Hinshaw - 5 stooks of wheat and barley, 13 stooks of oats, and 3 small loads of hay, 12 shillings.
All the hay, oats, swedes, etc also had to be dragged up by horse and cart, ... being kicked out ready to be put into shooks of four or six for harvesting.
n : a disassembled barrel; the parts packed for storage or shipment
Both the strips and shooks were fastened with wooden pins. Poles or fence rails were laid on the ground in the mows to keep the hay and grain from moulding. ...
Shooks and staves.
yellow corn shooks
worked for our ancesters is to harvest your crops into shooks.