Mudcat Café message #1149846 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68318   Message #1149846
Posted By: Snuffy
30-Mar-04 - 07:31 AM
Thread Name: German folk song, help with translation
Subject: RE: German folk song, help with translation
You don't cut hay; you cut grass, and after some time of drying in the sun it becomes hay. Technically that is true, but most folks here don't know that. "New mown hay" is a very common English expression, which features in several songs, so something like this would sound more likely:

"Oh God, I have to mow the hay,"