Ca' Hawkie Through the Water

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
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: animal river courting
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North),Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 132-133, "Ca' Hawkie Through the Water" (1 text, 1 tune)
GreigDuncan3 428, "Hawkie" (1 text)
Lyle-Crawfurd2 172, "Caw Hawkie" (1 fragment)
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 27, "(Caw Hawkie, drive Hawkie)" (1 text)
DT, CAHAWKIE
ADDITIONAL: "Rhymes of the Nursery" in Robert Chambers, Selected Writings of Robert Chambers (Edinburgh, 1847 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 187, ("Ca' Hawkie, drive Hawkie, ca' Hawkie through the water")
"Nursery Rhymes" in William Paul, Past and Present of Aberdeenshire (Aberdeen, 1881 ("Digitized by Google")), #10 p. 149, "Hawkie"

Roud #3159 and 5945
NOTES: Greig seemed to think that Hawkie was an unwilling horse, but he had only a fragment. The Northumbrian version makes it clear that Hawkie is a cow. - RBW
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File: StoR132

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