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Thread #49789   Message #753323
Posted By: GUEST,Very Poor Lazarus
23-Jul-02 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: Steve Earle takin' heat for new song
Subject: RE: BS: Steve Earle takin' heat for new song
Pardon the thread drift, but McGrath of Harlow asks, "what's a dink anyway?"

Dink was the name of an old African American woman in Mississippi whose song was "collected" and copywritten by the Lomaxes. She remained in poverty and saw no money while the Lomaxes earned a pretty penny from the all folk scare recordings.

It's the song that goes "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."