Hawkie Is a Schemin' Bird
DESCRIPTION: "Hawkie is a schemin' bird, He schemes all round the sky, He schemes into my chicken house And makes my chickens fly." Remaining verses and chorus seem to float.
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: bird chickens hunting floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 192, "Hawkie Is a Schemin' Bird" (1 text, with the "Hawkie" first stanza, a chorus from "Lynchburg Town," and verses such as "Went up on a mountain To give my horn a blow" and "Climbed up on a mountain... To sweeten Liza Jane")
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