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Three Craws

  • (Trad)

    Three craws sat upon a wa',
    Sat upon a wa', sat upon a wa', '-a', '-a', '-a'
    Three craws sat upon a wa'
    On a cold and frosty morning

    The first craw couldnae flee at a'
    Couldnae flee at a', couldnae flee at a', a', a', a'
    The first craw couldnae flee at a'
    On a cold and frosty morning

    The second craw fell and skinned his jaw
    Fell and skinned his jaw, fell and skinned his jaw, '-aw', '-aw', '-aw'
    The second craw fell and skinned his jaw
    On a cold and frosty morning

    The third craw was greetin' for its maw
    Greetin' for its maw, greetin' for its maw, '-aw', '-aw', '-aw'
    The third craw was greetin' for its maw
    On a cold and frosty morning

    The fourth craw wasnae there at a'
    Wasnae there at a', wasnae there at a', a', a', a'
    The fourth craw wasnae there at a'
    On a cold and frosty morning

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh and Hamish Imlach)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1984:] Many street songs and nursery rhymes have ancient pedigrees and sinister interpretations. In parts of Scotland crows are still regarded with fear, as omens of death (Munro, Revival 124)

Quelle: Scotland

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