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Creole Girl

Language: English

When you dance,
Do you think of Spain,
Purple skirts and clipping castanets,
Creole Girl?
When you laugh,
Do you think of France,
Golden wine and mincing minuets,
Creole Girl?
When you sing,
Do you think of young America,
Grey guns and battling bayonets,
Creole Girl?
When you cry,
Do you think of Africa,
Blue nights and casual canzonets,
Creole Girl?

Translation(s): GER

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Confirmed with Mein dunklen Hände. Moderne Negerlyrik in Original und Nachdichtung, herausgegeben und übertragen von Eva Hesse und Paridam von dem Knesebeck, München: Nymphenburger Verlag, 1953, page 26.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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Text added to the website: 2004-01-10.
Last modified: 2015-04-30 15:28:06
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