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Posted By: GUEST,MorwenEdhelwen1
11-Apr-11 - 09:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
Subject: RE: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
No. In fact, that's what I'm looking for. The chorus is apparently traditional- Lord Invader performed a version with "What is wrong with you Miss Ivy, why are you trapping me with that baby?" beginning the first verse. King Radio sang his own verses with the same chorus (Harry Belafonte version), and there is also a mento version by Ben Bowers, but I don't know how old the versions other than Belafonte's are.
The verses are very different from each version. The singers probably added them to the chorus of "Brown skin girl, stay home and mind baby". I'm looking for collected lyrics to the chorus.