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Fare Thee Well (Oh Honey) [Dink's Song] 48th in 1942

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T-800.317.515-4 GEMA, ISWC
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Folk song that tells the story of a woman deserted by her lover when she needs him the most. In 1904, ethnomusicologist John Lomax recorded it with his huge Edison recording machine as sung by an African American woman called 'Dink' in a tent camp of migratory levee-builders in Texas. It was published in 1934 in John and Alan Lomax's "American Ballads and Folk Songs". The Lomax recording is believed to be lost (or worn out at least).

If I had wings like Noah's dove
I'd fly the river to the one I love
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well
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PEER MUSIKVERLAG GMBH GEMA
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