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Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar lyrics

Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he's doin' all right
Hear him whip the women just around midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should

Drums beatin' cold, English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wonderin' when it's gonna stop
House boy knows that he's doin' all right
You should have heard him just around midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should

Brown Sugar, how come you dance so good
Brown Sugar, just like a black girl should

I bet your mama was a Cajun Queen,
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
I'm no school boy but I know what I like
You should have heard them just around midnight

Brown Sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown Sugar, just like a black girl should

I said, yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo!
How come you, how come you dance so good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo!
Just like a, just like a black girl should
Yeah, yeah, yeah, wooo!



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    wordsmith43
    Interesting that you assume that the slaver is white. Jagger may have pictured him as white, but perhaps not. Not all slavers *were* white.
    Many were black (and that number goes sky-high if you count the ones in africa who sold neighboring villagers to the european or muslim slavers.
    And your final conclusion is a function of your initial assumption - who's keeping it a secret?
    Jagger's dragging it all over the stage [pun intended]. And putting it on the charts - ain't no secret no mo.
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    Prizy
    This song is about the secret affairs that white male slaveowners had with the black women slaves. My indifference to this song is strong. I almost feel like I should feel offended, but then the lines kinda indicate how sweet a black woman's lovin is. Flattering in a way, but not so flattering is that a relationship with a black woman should be kept a secret. Like those white male slaveowners kept it.
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