“We’se Mischievous Little Nigs” 1925 Sheet Music

Racism

This racist sheet music from 1925 is titled “Two Naughty Little Pickanin’s”. The subtitle reads “A Duet for Little Darkey Boy and Girl.” The third verse starts with “We’se mischievous little nigs, An’ we eat lak little pigs, Dat’s what makes us so mischievous.” Later, it says, “It am nuffin’ but de mischief oozin’ out.”

Words by Willis N. Bugbee and music by Chas. W.A. Ball.