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Thread #147137 Message #3408777
Posted By: janemick
22-Sep-12 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: Req: english language version of 'le Gabier Noir'
Subject: Lyr Req: english language version of a song
I think that the French song "le gabier noir" is a version or translation of an english-language song/shanty.
The chorus goes:
"Dix cents et demi, C'est la paye du noir
La paye du blanc, C'est un dollar"
"ten and a half cents is the pay of a black
The pay of a white is one dollar"
does anyone know which english-language song this is please?