"Ca the Ewes Tae the Knowes"....background info? anyone...

Elainerb

Message 21446 · 6 Jun 2000 19:13:34 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

Previous message: "Ca the Ewes Tae the Knowes"....background info? anyone... (George Hamilton)
Next message: song lyrics (somewhat off-topic) (Lara D. Friedman~Shedlov)
Previous in thread: "Ca the Ewes Tae the Knowes"....background info? anyone... (Anselm Lingnau)
Next in thread: "Ca the Ewes Tae the Knowes"....background info? anyone... (Bryan McAlister)

In a message dated 6/6/00 10:49:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
xxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx writes:

<< I did a web search on "Ewes Tae Knowes" for any page containing ALL the
> words and came up with an impressive list of sites -- none of which
> translated the phrase. >>
>From memory of the Burn's poem (song).
The song tune is not the same as the dance tune.

Ca' the ewes tae the knowes
Call the Female sheep to the Knolls (or grassy hills)

Ca' them whaur the burnie rows
Call them where the 'small stream rolls'

Ca' them whaur the heather grows (needs no translation.....)
My Bonnie dearie

Elaine
Virginia. USA

Previous message: "Ca the Ewes Tae the Knowes"....background info? anyone... (George Hamilton)
Next message: song lyrics (somewhat off-topic) (Lara D. Friedman~Shedlov)
Previous in thread: "Ca the Ewes Tae the Knowes"....background info? anyone... (Anselm Lingnau)
Next in thread: "Ca the Ewes Tae the Knowes"....background info? anyone... (Bryan McAlister)
A Django site.