Joanne Griffith/J.-F. Garneau

Joanne Griffith/J.-F. Garneau

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World - World Beat | Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Member Since: 2005
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Song Description

This song is a round, it goes with a game children play while they sing. There are a number of gestures linked to the different verses.

Story Behind the Song

Joanne Griffith remembers this song from her own childhood. It has an added meaning for her, as she identifies with the ¨brown girl¨ mentionned in the lyrics, ans also sees her children, two girls, like ¨brown girls in the ring¨.

Lyrics

BROWN GIRL IN THE RING

There's a brown girl in the ring
tra la la la la
There's a brown girl in the ring
tra la, la la la la la...
There's a brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar and a plum
plum, plum!

Song Length
2:01
Genre
Folk - Traditional
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Mood
Glad

Subject Matter
Baby, Children

Language
English
Era
1940 - 1949

Lyric Credits Traditionnal
Music Credits Traditionnal
Producer Credits Joanne Griffith/Jean-François Garneau
Publisher Credits Yôyê (SODRAC)
Performance Credits Joanne Griffith
Label Credits Self-published