I’m not so sure “prostitute” can be inferred from the lyrics.
She’s a black woman who’s new in town. She’s from Georgia. And she can’t dance.
Here’s the lyrics:
VERSE: She just got here yesterday, Things are hot here now they say,
There’s a new gal in town.
Gals are jealous, there’s no doubt. All the guys just rave about
Sweet, Sweet Georgia Brown.
CHORUS: No gal made has got a shade on Sweet Georgia Brown.
Two left feet, but oh, so neat has Sweet Georgia Brown.
They all sigh and wanna die for Sweet Georgia Brown,
I’ll tell you just why, you know I don’t lie (not much!).
It’s been said she knocks 'em dead when she lands in town.
Since she came why it’s a shame how she’s cooled 'em down.
Fellas that she can’t get Must be fellas that she ain’t met.
Georgia claimed her, Georgia named her, Sweet Georgia Brown.
Jazz might have been born in brothels but not every woman in it was a prostitute.
Song was originally written in 1925. The Globetrotters adopted it as their theme song in 1952. Their version has whistling and no singing so I’m inclined to believe they used it because it’s catchy.