Anchor Line

from Negro Folk Rhymes, Wise and Otherwise, by Thomas W. Talley, 1922. Recorded on Bound to Go

I'm goin' out on the Anchor Line, Dinah,
Won't be back 'fore the summertime, Dinah,
When I get back, be dead in line,
I'm gon' bring you a dollar and a dime,
Sure as I get back from the Anchor Line, Dinah.

If you love me as I love you, Dinah,
No one can cut our love in two, Dinah,
If you'll just come and go with me,
Come go with me to Tennessee,
Come go with me, I'll set you free, Dinah. 

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