K-K-K-Katy  (1917) 
by Geoffrey O'Hara

"K-K-K-Katy" was a popular World War I-era song written by Geoffrey O'Hara in 1917 and published in 1918. The sheet music advertised it as "The Sensational Stammering Song Success Sung by the Soldiers and Sailors," reflecting a time when speech impediments could be poked fun at—albeit gentle fun in this case. The song tells the story of Jimmy, a young soldier "brave and bold," who stuttered when he tried to speak to girls.

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Cover of the original publication by Leo Feist in New York, 1918.
Page 1 of the original publication.

The Sensational Stammering Song The Soldiers And Sailors Sing

K-K-K-Katy

GEOFFREY O'HARA

Army Song Leader

Composer of "Aw, Sammy"
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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1967, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.