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Lyr Req: songs about birds of prey

09 Oct 11 - 02:51 PM (#3236314)
Subject: Lyr Req: Birds of Prey
From: GUEST,Pete

Does anyone know any sings about peregrines or kestrels?


09 Oct 11 - 03:10 PM (#3236327)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Birds of Prey
From: GUEST,SteveG

Do you want songs specifically where the hawk is the central theme or are mentions enough? There are plenty of songs where they get a mention or are being included allegorically. The Pretty Grey Hawk is of the latter type as it is really a lover being described. Plenty of Lords in ballads have their hawks mentioned. Then there's 'Jolly Old Hawk' a carol similar to the Twelve Days of Christmas.

There is also a commonplace in many songs that mentions having the wings of an eagle and flying to a truelove who is far away, but other birds are also used in this.

Otherwise Googling ought to turn something up if there is anything.


09 Oct 11 - 05:32 PM (#3236381)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Birds of Prey
From: DMcG

And must it be peregrines or kestrels? If not there's 'The Gay Goshawk' (Child 96, I think)


09 Oct 11 - 07:04 PM (#3236413)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Birds of Prey
From: Leadfingers

Hovering Bob has an excllent song = "The Kestrel" . PM him !


19 Oct 11 - 12:07 PM (#3241368)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs about birds of prey
From: Jim Dixon

There is some discussion of a song called THE KESTREL by Bob Hambleton in this thread; unfortunately, it doesn't have lyrics, but there are lyrics quoted from a different song.

Dave Goulder had a song called COLD KESTREL about finding a dead one. I think his web site (http://www.davegoulder.co.uk) has the lyrics but the site is temporarily down for maintenance.


19 Oct 11 - 12:24 PM (#3241375)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs about birds of prey
From: Crowhugger

There's a song on the Donovan album Hurdy Gurdy Man called "Peregrine Falcon".