“A Brown-Skinned Woman”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: courting marriage Black(s)
Found in: US(So)

Description

"A brown-skinned woman and she's choc'late to de bone, A brown-skinned woman and she smells like toilet soap...." The woman can make a train slide, or make a preacher "lay his Bible down"; "I married a woman, she was even tailor-made."

Notes

Scarborough lists this as a blues; neither the form nor the apparent happiness of the singer supports this conclusion. - RBW

References

  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 278, "A Brown-Skinned Woman" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11639
  3. BI, ScNF278A