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Thread #66116   Message #1096634
Posted By: Bill Hahn//\\
19-Jan-04 - 07:14 PM
Thread Name: origins: The Dutchman (Michael Smith): meanings?
Subject: RE: The Dutchman (M. Smith): meanings?
In listening once again to the lyrics of this song---which I just adore---as I do all of M. Smith's work---I cannot but believe it has to do with a caring spouse (companion,lover,etc;)caring for a person with some form of dementia. If not for some of the words it could also represent a caring daughter.

What personal things, if any, caused or inspired this beautiful piece I have not a clue. I can just hear it and be greatly moved.

Bill Hahn (WFDU)