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Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
04-Jun-11 - 11:35 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
Subject: RE: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
Q, re newspapers/magazines printing songs and poems- do you know if this a common practice in Britain as well as the US? I would think if it was a common practice in Britain, it would be a common practice in Grenada and other British colonies in the 18th and 19th century. This song caould only date from around that period or later, as it is in English. Grenada became a British colony in the 18th century- it was ceded to the Uk by the French in the Treaty of Paris in 1763. It became a crown colony in 1877, according to Wikipedia.