Mudcat Café message #3627697 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #137067   Message #3627697
Posted By: Dave Rado
22-May-14 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
Subject: RE: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
Hi - I'm puzzled by the use of the word "fancy" in the third verse: "They say she fancy de mother". ("she" presumably referring to the daughter). In the UK to "fancy" someone means to desire them, but it couldn't mean that the daughter desires her mother. I'd the word "fancy" used to mean something else in Trinidad?