Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
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Ca' Hawkie

 

Lyrics

Ca' Hawkie, Ca' Hawkie, 

Ca' Hawkie through the Watter,

Hawkie is a sweir beast

And Hawkie winna wade the watter.


Hawkie is a bonny calf,

Though she's loth to wade the watter,

While she waits the herd'll stand,

So Ca' Hawkie though the watter.


Ca' Hawkie, Ca' Hawkie, 

Ca' Hawkie through the Watter,

Hawkie is a sweir beast

And Hawkie winna wade the watter.


Hawkie is a bonny calf,

All the children do adore her,

Out of the entire herd

There is none they prize before her.


Ca' Hawkie, Ca' Hawkie, 

Ca' Hawkie through the Watter,

Hawkie is a sweir beast

And Hawkie winna wade the watter.


Now my lad, the market waits,

But it will not wait for ever;

You’ll only get to sell your stock

Through perseverance and endeavour


Ca' Hawkie, Ca' Hawkie, 

Ca' Hawkie through the Watter,

Hawkie is a sweir beast

And Hawkie winna wade the watter.


So young lad, my council take,

Since that it can be no better;

Cast off both your hose and shoes

And safely drive her through the watter.


Ca' Hawkie, Ca' Hawkie, 

Ca' Hawkie through the Watter,

Hawkie is a sweir beast

And Hawkie winna wade the watter.



(Traditional / adapted and arranged by Gary Miller)


© 2019 Whippet Records

Copyright Control MCPS/PRS

 

Helen's initial illustration 'The Butcher Baronet' © 2018

Illustration by Helen Temperley © 2019

 

Illustration by Helen Temperley © 2019

 

Notes

 

Currently Unreleased