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Thread #113677   Message #2762570
Posted By: VirginiaTam
09-Nov-09 - 02:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Black Deer (John Kirkpatrick)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: white stag red deer
Guest DKL. I have searched as you advised. Very interesting, but not the same story at all. The singer (and maybe the songwriter who's name escapes me) offered apologies to me as I was a white American in attendance at the session (in UK) in which he sang it.

The song was definitely about colonisation of America and the abuses of Native Americans, Black slaves and the immigration issues with Hispanic people coming into the country through souther borders.

The White Stag imagery does not belong only to Hungarian Boy Scouts. Also I did not find any reference to brown, red and black deer. Though maybe one might assume the attachment to displaced persons. Or maybe to colours of uniforms. I would be interested in learning more, so please a little more guidance.

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