Creole Girl

"Creole Girl is the sixth and final song of H. Leslie Adams' song cycle Nightsongs: Six Afro-American Songs.

Date: 1961Composer: H. Leslie AdamsText: Leslie Morgan CollinsSong Collection: Nightsongs

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Creole Girl
by Leslie Morgan Collins

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?
When you cry, do you think of Africa,
Blue nights and casual canzonets?
When you dance, do you think of Spain,
Purple skirts and clipping castanets,
Creole Girl?

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