Friday, 29 November 2013

Fare Thee Well - Dink's Song

Well I thought I was going to definitely get sued for this one because its a Bob Dylan song and its the main song from a film about to be released but hey what's this its actually an old folk song. (I got a third party content warning for my cover of Radioactive - Imagine Dragons you know). Turns out I didn't go back far enough. Apparently it was originally heard being sung by an African American woman as she washed her clothes at a camp in Texas back in 1908. Her name was Dink of course.

Here's the wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dink's_Song which also contains the full original lyrics, which have been changed by everyone it seems. Including me.

And here's my version. I'm off to stick the washer on.




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