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Miss Dorothy, Dorothy

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John Hindsill 20 May 99 - 09:49 PM
Barry Finn 20 May 99 - 09:56 PM
MorwenEdhelwen1 19 Apr 11 - 04:09 AM
MorwenEdhelwen1 03 Jun 11 - 09:21 AM
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Subject: Miss Dorothy, Dorothy
From: John Hindsill
Date: 20 May 99 - 09:49 PM

I hope this is seen by a calypsonian or someone from the West Indies familiar with calypso:

I have several older songs in which the name of the girl is Dorothy or Miss Dorothy. Is (was) this local slang for a girl generically, or perhaps a convention to denote 'the other woman' or perhaps a woman of [delicately, John] easy virtue? Or maybe the syllables of the name just fit well.

TIA-John


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Subject: RE: Miss Dorothy, Dorothy
From: Barry Finn
Date: 20 May 99 - 09:56 PM

?? Dou Dou ?? West Indian term for a female sweetheart. Barry


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Subject: RE: Miss Dorothy, Dorothy
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 19 Apr 11 - 04:09 AM

I am not West Indian (Chinese Australian) nor a calypsonian (I want to be one, but I don't know whether foreigners/non-West Indians are allowed to become calypsonians) but it could just have been a popular woman's name which was so common that it became a standard name in songs in the same way as Nancy or Sally in British songs.


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Subject: RE: Miss Dorothy, Dorothy
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 09:21 AM

In fact, I have started a thread on Macbeth the Great's song "Dorothy One Morning", which might suggest that Dorothy was a prostitute. "I went on a spree one morning, I went to see Dorothy one morning."


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