"Black Pearl" as written by Philip Spector, Irwin Levine and Toni Wine....
Sonny Charles and The Checkmates, Ltd.
Black pearl, precious little girl
Let me put you up where you belong
Black pearl little girl
You been in the background much too long
You been working so hard your whole life through
Tendin' other people's houses
Raisin' up their children too
Hey how about something for me and you
Here in my arms you're gonna reign supreme
No more servin' baby
They're gonna serve my queen
It's our turn for happiness and our day has come
Living for each other answering to no one
Black pearl precious little girl
Let me put you up where you belong
Because I love you
Black pearl pretty little girl
You been in the background much too long
Together we'll stand so straight and so tall
Created by love to love one and all
Hey heart to heart soul to soul
No other one could ever take your place
My world is built around
The very smile that's on your face
You'll never win a beauty show
No they won't pick you
But you're my miss America
I love you


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"Black Pearl" as written by Philip Spector Irwin Levine

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    General CommentOne of my favorite love songs because it's not just about a couple in love, it's more about them having to live in a segregated America. Great lines: You'll never win a beauty show
    No they won't pick you
    But you're my miss America

    Of course, that's not the issue anymore, but the great performance puts you right back into those times, when something like that seemed totally impossible.
    The Bishopon June 14, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningAn uplifting tune about life as a black woman during the times of racial segregation or inequality. "You been working so hard your whole life through
    Tendin' other people's houses, Raisin' up their children too" is obviously a reference to black nannies or maids who worked for wealthy white families (perhaps not as slaves per-se but domestic help). The next line refers to the former maid/servant now being taken care of by her husband. He shows her a good time and that she is worthy of respect. "You've been in the background much too long" alludes to a life of being secondary to the wealthy. "You'll never win a beauty show, no, they won't pick you" again references the idea that black is not beauty and nobody will choose a black person as being the most beautiful.
    josh165669on December 03, 2014   Link

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