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Pfeiffer, E. H. (Illustrator)
Green, J. Ed. (Lyricist)
Allen, Mord (Lyricist)
Cook, Will Marion

Published music

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1908
Place: New York
Publisher: Gotham Attucks Music
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: Music (Sheet) 00-310
Songs with piano
Sheet music
Sheet music covers
Content: "Introduced with great success by Aida Overton Walker. Cover illustrated by E.H. Pfeiffer, N.Y.: drawing of young African-American woman, probably Aida Overton Walker. Digitized by The New York Public Library. Library's copy has handwriting on cover. Covers separated; edges frayed and torn; cover corner missing. Music
Content: Caption title.
Content: Center seam torn and repaired with tape; edges worn.
Content: Cover photograph of William Jennings Bryan, lower right quadrant.
Content: First line of chorus: Kinky, Kinky, your skin is kind o' inky.
Content: First line of text: When just a pickininny, way down in old Virginny..
Content: For voice and piano.
Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Statement of responsibility: words by Mord Allen & Ed. Green ; music by Will Marion Cook.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) : ill. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14693523
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 34462b10-c642-012f-3fd3-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1908: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Kinky" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1908.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Kinky" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 23, 2017.

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