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Thread #66116   Message #1094643
Posted By: Blackcatter
16-Jan-04 - 11:03 PM
Thread Name: origins: The Dutchman (Michael Smith): meanings?
Subject: The Dutchman (M. Smith): meanings?
Hello all,

My music partner and I were recently working on Michael Smith's The Dutchman and we were wondering what the true story was behind the song. We get the jist (as another Mudcatter said on an earlier thread: "This song, The Dutchman, is about enduring love. In the song, Margaret is the loving care giver to her husband who appears to be suffering from madness or dementia or Alzhemier's disease, one or the other and of the moments when there is a glimpse of recognition to their history."

Anyone know the real story?

Thanks in advance.