Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he's doin' all right
Hear him whip the women just around midnight

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown sugar, just like a young girl should

Drums beatin' cold, English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wonderin' when it's gonna stop
House boy knows that he's doin' all right
You should have heard him just around midnight

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown sugar, just like a young girl should

Brown sugar, how come you dance so good
Brown sugar, just like a black girl should

I bet your mama was a Cajun Queen
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
I'm no school boy but I know what I like
You should have heard them just around midnight

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown sugar, just like a black girl should

I said, yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
How come you, how come you dance so good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
Just like a, just like a black girl should
Yeah, yeah, yeah, woo


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    General CommentMan, you guys are dense!

    “Gold coast Slave ship”, “Market down in New Orleans”, “Scarred Slave trader is doing all right, you can hear him whip the women, just around midnight”.

    Aint it pretty obvious.

    Probably the Stones most controversial song. Especially for release in America.


    It’s about the practice of slave-rape, that happened a lot in the deep south in America, right up until the 1960s.

    Basically, white slave owners, who raped the young black women they owned.


    The first verse refers to a slave owner raping/abusing a young black women he owns.

    The second verse refers to the white house boy, in an English stately home, getting his sexual gratification from the slaves.

    The last verse is Jagger himself saying, he’s no saint himself, and gets the same gratification from black women, as a white man. Of course, in loving relationships, but as I said, it’s a very very controversial song.

    Basically about white men’s terrible history with black women


    ceej1979on December 03, 2010   Link

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