A Calypso Song

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About the Word Bassez

"Bassez" is probably a word of French Creole origin.

According to Answers.com, "In Renaissance dance, basse danse means 'low dance'. In French the suffix changes to bassez which still means 'low'. 'Bassez Down' could therefore be translated as 'dance low down'."

According to Wikipedia, "The basse danse, or 'low dance', was a popular court dance in the 15th and early 16th centuries, especially at the Burgundian court. The word basse describes the nature of the dance, in which partners move quietly and gracefully in a slow gliding or walking motion without leaving the floor, while in livelier dances both feet left the floor in jumps or leaps."

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