Dink's Song
Cover of Traditional/Lomax
Unreleased
Lyrics:
If i had wings like noah's dove
I'd fly up the river to the one i love
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

If i met your man, who was long and tall
I'd hit his body like a cannon ball
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

One of these days and it won't be long
Call my name and I'll be gone
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

I remember one night, a drizzling rain
Round my heart i felt an achin' pain
Fare thee well, oh honey, fare thee well

When i wore my apron low
Couldn't keep you from my do'
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

Now i wear my apron high
Scarcely ever see you passing by
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well

Now my apron's up to my chin
You pass my door and you won't come in
Fare thee well, oh honey, fare thee well

If i had listened to what my mama said
I'd be at home in my mama's bed
Fare thee well, oh honey, fare thee well
Notes:
Traditional blues song, attributed to the song collectors John/Alan Lomax. A lady named Dink sang the song for John Lomax in 1908. Jeff in turn learnt this version from listening to a version on a Bob Dylan bootleg, who known to have jokingly said he learnt it also from a lady named Dink. (tho it seems improbable he would have had any contact with that generation)
Known Performances: (showing 10 of 12 results)
92-03-13 St. Annes Church, Brooklyn Heights, New York, New York, America
92-03-22 'The Music Faucet', 91.1 WFMU, East Orange, New Jersey, America
92-04-05 The Roulette Club, New York, New York, America
92-08-13 Knitting Factory, New York, New York, America
92-10-11 'The Music Faucet', 91.1 WFMU, East Orange, New Jersey, America
93-02-?? West 21st Street Studio (Trash Can Tape), New York, New York, America
95-02-20 Luxor, Cologne, , Germany
95-12-31 Mercury Lounge (nye), New York, New York, America
96-03-01 Selina's, Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney, NSW, Australia
96-12-09 Spot Cafe, Buffalo, New York, America