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Thread #7123 Message #2276878
Posted By: SINSULL
01-Mar-08 - 05:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kentucky Babe (Buck, Geibel, 1897)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Babe
I sing this one in my home in the politically incorrect version. I also sing "Mammie's Little Coal Black Rose". I grew up on these songs and love them.. Pickaninny, coon, kinky hair - the songs were written as lullabies not insults and as lullabies, I sing them.
Keep in mind, my grandparent's faced the "No Irish Need Apply" signs. My son is Hispanic and I can tell horror tales of discrimination which disappeared when his middle-class white mother showed up. I am not insensitive to others' concerns.