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A catchy tune - alternative meaning

Posted by Gina on February 09, 2005

Hello. I've heard there are some very old songs that children sing to this day without realizing that (by today's standards) may be prejudicial. My young daughter was watching a popular children's show (The Wiggles) and they sang a song with lyrics in part "Brown girl in the ring.....she looks like a sugar and a plum". I can't help but wonder if this had an alternative meaning.
Also -Is there a website that lists some of the songs I'm talking about. Thank You -