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Thread #66116   Message #1096397
Posted By: Amos
19-Jan-04 - 01:52 PM
Thread Name: origins: The Dutchman (Michael Smith): meanings?
Subject: RE: The Dutchman (M. Smith): meanings?
I'd love to know what Michael Smith was seeing in his mind's eye when he wrote it, Mick. I have always believed that the Dutchman was father, not spouse or sweetheart, to the girl (Margaret). Matches my own experience with elders more, I guess. Just an interpretative quirk on my part.