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GUEST,ClaireBear Skin color in songs & singers' names (108* d) RE: Skin color in songs & singers' names 20 Apr 06

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Kat, you're right about the Snow White and Rose Red fairy tale. Thanks for looking it up; I've beem slammed at work today and haven't had time to go prowling for source.

As I recall, the version of Snow White I read as a child (which I think was a watered-down Perrault) had the child's natural mother pricking her finger on an embroidery needle while working on pure white fabric in an ebony embroidery frame. The sight of her scarlet blood on the snowy cloth in the stark black frame caused her to utter a wish for a child with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony. The wish was granted, at the cost of her life (she died in childbirth). So the black hair wasn't just Disneyvision, Kat m'dear. Back in the day, Disney actually paid attention to its sources sometimes!

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