Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)

by Brendan Bonsack

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An adaptation of "Fare Thee Well", or "Dink's Song", a traditional American folk song captured by John Lomax in 1908. In this version the lyrics have been heavily adapted and embellished, whilst trying to remain true to the original story of the song.

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I had a man, he was long and tall
And he moved his body like a cannon ball
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

Muddy splinters of falling rain
I am weighed by the child
That will bear his face
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

Nine and thirty days of storm
That poisoned the river in my man's arms
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

Reined around us, deep bloody sea
And the fire of the cannons chained to our feet
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

Momma, I had dreamed of olive trees
My man of the fields coming home to me
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

I have no wings like Noah's dove
So I'll take me up-river
With this child I love
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well
Fare thee well

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released March 4, 2014
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Watch video clip on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-Ie4dxr2t0

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Brendan Bonsack

Brendan Bonsack is a poet and songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. These are his own brand of folk and pop songs, described as poems with dance partners.

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