Song – Fare Thee Well

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson
  • Bess Lomax
  • John Lomax

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music
  • Ludlow Music

Song Licensing information

RECORDINGS BY BOB GIBSON-

Phono License information

RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

  • Rob Benedict in Supernatural

Song Notes

The Gibson adaptation of this traditional folk song, originally collected by the Lomaxs, was widely performed by a variety of Greenwich Village folksingers. The Gibson version was recently licensed for use in the television series Supernatural where it was performed by Rob Benedict.

LYRIC

Fare Thee Well

If I had wings
Like Nora’s dove,
I’d fly up the river
To the one I love,
Fare thee well, my Honey,
Oh, fare thee well.

’Member one morning,
It was drizzling rain,
All around my heart
Was an achin’ pain,
Fare thee well, my Honey,
Oh, fare thee well.

One o’ these mornings,
And it won’t be long,
You’re gonna call my name
And I’ll be gone,
Fare thee well, my Honey,
Oh, fare thee well.

But if I had wings
Like Nora’s dove,
I’d fly up the river
To the one I love,
Fare thee well, fare thee well,
Fare thee well, my Honey.
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well, my Honey.
Oh, fare thee well.
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well, my Honey.
Oh, fare thee well.
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well,
Fare thee well.

Words & music by Bess Lomax and John Lomax
Arrangement by Bob Gibson
© Robert Josiah Music(2019)
Ludlow Music