Little pickaninnies listen to the tale of a place that I know It's twice as high as the moon You get there in a balloon
Haven't you been told of the place where the good little pickaninnies go? I've just been there so I ought to know Great big watermelons roll around and get in your way In the pickaninny heaven
Luscious pork chop bushes growin' right outside your doorway In the pickaninnies' heaven I've heart that they've even got a Swannee River made of real lemonade And though the good lord took your mammy She'll be waiting for you In the pickaninny heaven Heaven Heaven
They eat the windows and doors They eat the ceilings and floors Every kind of pet from a big teddy bear to a little Mickey Mouse And old Black Joe is their Santa Claus
I've heart that they've even got a Swannee River made of real lemonade And though the good lord took your mammy She'll be waiting for you In the pickaninny heaven Heaven Heaven
William Sanders from New YorkIf Smith is fair game for ''Darkies,'' why not famed American singer, Paul Robeson, who is credited as Producer of the Smith recording, and who also recorded that song? Is it because he was black?
Bd from VicksburgGod bless America and Kate Smith!
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.