Mudcat Café message #3133318 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #137067   Message #3133318
Posted By: GUEST,GUEST. MorwenEdhelwen1
11-Apr-11 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
Subject: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
Hello. I'm a 17-year-old girl from Australia wondering about the origins of the song titled "Brown skin girl" covered by Harry Belafonte which I sometimes like to sing in my free time. I have seen several sites which imply that this is a traditional folk song from the island of Grenada. I'd like to know if this song appears in any folk song collections or if there are any field recordings and also whether it may have originally been a sailors' song of some kind. Thanks.