Dink's Song

Collector:  John and Alan Lomax

Source:  American Ballads and Folk Songs

Date of Composition: 

Publication: Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements, Benjamin Britten: Complete Folk Song Arrangements, Boosey & Hawkes 2001

Voice Difficulty Level: Moderately Difficult

Subject:  A woman’s song about a love that comes and goes.

Range:  F#4 – A5

Tessitura:  A4 – E5

Tempo: Slow and Free; 3/4

Duration:  02:14

Vocal Characteristics: Simple ballad; free rubato lines; leap of min. 6th to sustained A5;

Piano Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accompaniment Characteristics: Octave introduction of the melody between hands; sustained chords; sixteenths in the right against triplets in the left; quintuplets in the right hand against triplets in the left

© Nicholas Perna and Mandy Spivak 2013