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Thread #17932   Message #174901
Posted By: tradsteve
08-Feb-00 - 03:17 AM
Thread Name: ??Who WAS the 'Brown Girl'
Subject: RE: ??Who WAS the 'Brown Girl'
It came out of Blondes being more desirable to Nobility. In the Library of Congress Anglo-American Ballads Volume 2 Reed Smith explains "The brown girl's role of villainess growing out of preference for blondes found in Germanic folklore". Just thought I'd pass it along.