Sunbonnet SamJanuary 15, 2008
I quilted this quilt last November for a gentleman that had received the quilt top on the occasion of his birth; 75 years ago. He was very happy with the quilt and sent this poem back to me.
The Saga of Sunbonnet Sam
Sunbonnet Sam is quite a guy.
He’s kind of bold and kind of shy.
He’ll kiss the girls and make them cry.
Then hide behind that big old hat
And say, “Oh no, I didn”t do that!”
“Maybe it was the Cheshire Cat.”
And then he’ll smile, and then he’ll say;
“Might have been that kid in the hay.”
“Little Boy Blue who loves to play.”
“How about Jack who rolls down hills?”
“He might kiss a girl for a thrill.”
“If not him, I don’t know who will.”
“But don’t blame me just cause I’m here.”
His hat pulled down over his ears;
No one can see the smile that’s there.
Girls talk it over, then agree,
It wasn’t all that bad, so you see,
Didn’t have to steal; could’a got one free.
Paul K. Dugan