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Thread #17932   Message #174851
Posted By: Sorcha
07-Feb-00 - 11:29 PM
Thread Name: ??Who WAS the 'Brown Girl'
Subject: ??Who WAS the 'Brown Girl'
Another "Child" question--I know the story, I have several sets of lyrics, and have been to the DT. a couple things still haunt me. WHO WAS the "Brown Girl"? Why was she less desireable than Fair Ellender? Status? Money? Blondes have more fun? Does "brown" mean skin color, i.e. race (maybe Rom/Tinker?) or complexion? I am aware that the early Celts in Britain were dark complexioned, and the Saxon and Normans were lighter/blonde etc. Does this figure? HELP! PLEASE!