“Dink's Song”


Chorus: Fare thee well/Oh, honey, fare thee well." Floating verses: "If I had wings like Noah's dove/I'd fly 'cross the river to the man I love"; "When I wore my apron low..." "One of these days... You'll look for me, and I'll be gone"


While this shares a great deal of material with the cross-referenced songs, the unique tune and chorus make me believe it deserves a separate entry. - PJS

It is, however, so close to "Careless Love" in its text that I may have classified some versions there. The reader is advised to check the entries for both songs. Given that it comes from the Lomaxes, I'm not sure I trust its origin, either. - RBW

Cross references


  • Pete Seeger, "Dink's Song" (on PeteSeeger24)


  1. Lomax-FSUSA 21, "Dink's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 195-196, "Dink's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. PSeeger-AFB, p. 88, "Dink's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Silber-FSWB, p. 186, "Dink's Song" (1 text)
  6. Roud #10057
  7. BI, PSAFB088


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1908 (collected by John Lomax)
Found in: US(SE)