Pickaninny Heaven

Album: Hello Everybody (1933)
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  • 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

Comments: 2

  • 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!
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