Drive Hawkie Through The Water reel

Also known as Ca’ Hawkie Through The Water, Lord Elphinston.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Drive Hawkie Through The Water has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Drive Hawkie Through The Water
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:B|cGce d2de|cdec dBGB|cGce d2df|eaa^g aAA:|
|:a|geec defd|geec d2da|geec defd|eaa^g aAA:|

Five comments

Drive Hawkie Through The Water

This reel is an old tune (18th century?) based on a song from the northeast about a cow called Hawkie who is adored by all and produces lots of milk, but hates crossing water. The tune is really simple and takes no time to learn, but it’s one of those tunes you can’t end. It’s very addictive - give it a try!

Nice tune

Yeah, I like this. It shares a nice rhythmic similarity in the opening bar with Jack is Yet Alive (G). This might be a nice pair of tunes to add together into a set.

Aha yes, I bet it would. Will try that tomorrow…

reminds me of ‘Aul lang syne’…

…aye, if you slow it right down!…

(C or A?)