Ca Hawkie Ca Hawkie, drive Hawkie, Ca Hawkie throu' the water. Hawkie is a good milk coo, Bit Hawkie winna wade the water. I'll cast aff ma hose an' sheen, An' I'll drive Hawkie throu' the water. _______________________________________________________ Paul Past & Present of Aberdeenshire (1881), 149 (no. 10); Rymour Club Misc. III (1928), 180; Montgomerie SC (1948), 47 (No. 44). Chambers PRS (1847), 187, (1870), 24, has differs: lines 3-4 Hawkie is a sweer beast, and 5 But I'll. This latter is understandably closer to the Northumbrian version in Bruce & Stokoe (1882), 121, with music: [Chorus:] Ca' Hawkie, ca' Hawkie, Ca' Hawkie through the water, Hawkie is a sweir beast, And Hawkie winna wade the water. Hawkie is a bonnie cow, Though she's loth to wade the water; While she waits the work'll stand, So ca' Hawkie through the water. [two more stanzas] Now, young maids, my counsel take, Since that it can be no better; Cast off baith your hose and shoon, And safely drive her through the water. MS
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