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Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields,
Sold in a market down in new orleans.
Scarred old slaver know he's doin alright.
Hear him whip the women just around midnight.
Ah brown sugar how come you taste so good
(a-ha) brown sugar, just like a young girl should
A-huh.

Drums beating, cold english blood runs hot,
Lady of the house wondrin where it's gonna stop.
House boy knows that he's doin alright.
You should a heard him just around midnight.
Ah brown sugar how come you taste so good
(a-ha) brown sugar, just like a black girl should
A-huh.

I bet your mama was a tent show queen, and all her boy
Friends were sweet sixteen.
I'm no schoolboy but I know what I like,
You should have heard me just around midnight.

Ah brown sugar how come you taste so good
(a-ha) brown sugar, just like a young girl should.

I said yeah, I said yeah, I said yeah, I said
Oh just like a, just like a black girl should.

I said yeah, I said yeah, I said yeah, I said
Oh just like, just like a black girl should.



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    wordsmith43Jul 26, 2011 at 5:37 am
    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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    PrizyDec 25, 2008 at 12:08 am
    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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