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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
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1908: Created
  • 2013: 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 August 24, 2017.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1908). Kinky Retrieved from

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