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PICKANINNY, by            
First Line: Black-eyed pickaninny
Last Line: Mammy's little king.
Subject(s): Cotton

Black-eyed pickaninny
Someone's little tot,
On a pile of cotton
Where the sun is hot.

Someone's lump of sugar,
With a curly top.
Tiny feet a kicking
Little candy drop.

With a sack to shade you,
While the darkies sing.
Black-eyed pickaninny
Mammy's little King.

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