“Ca' Hawkie Through the Water”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay)
Keywords: animal river courting
Found in: Britain(England(North))

Description

"Ca' Hawkie, ca' Hawkie, 'Ca Hawkie through the water, Hawkie is a sweir beast, And Hawkie winna wade the water." Hawkie is praised for her milk but blamed for her stubbornness; girls are advised to be brave and bold with men

References

  1. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 132-133, "Ca' Hawkie Through the Water" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Montgomerie-ScottishNR 27, "(Caw Hawkie, drive Hawkie)" (1 text)
  3. DT, CAHAWKIE
  4. Roud #3159
  5. BI, StoR132