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Posted By: GUEST,Emmie
11-Jan-18 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
Subject: RE: Origins: Brown Skin Girl- folksong from Grenada
I would also point out that sea chanteys have a long history in The Bahamas, likely originating since 1648 when it was re-inhabited by The Eleutheran Adventurers. The earliest mention I have found of these sailing anthems was mentioned by a Miss Hart an American woman who was living in Nassau Bahamas in 1823-1824.