Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Gus Edwards Music Pub. Co., 1512 Broadway, (1908)

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[Verse 1]
So that is your new Sunday bonnet?
Well, Sue, it’s becoming to you.
With those wonderful thing you have on it,
You’ll make them “some jealous,” dear Sue;
But somehow it sets me to dreaming,
Of the day we first said “Howdy do,”
And I see you once more,
In the bonnet you wore,
When I nicknamed you “Sunbonnet Sue.”

Sunbonnet Sue, Sunbonnet Sue,
Sunshine and roses ran second to you,
You looked so nice, I kissed you twice,
Under your sunbonnet blue.
It was only a kind of a “kid kiss,”
But it tasted lots nicer than pie;
And the next thing I knew,
I was dead stuck on you,
When I was a kid so high.

[Verse 2]
So that is your new Sunday bonnet?
Well, Sue, I must “hand it to you.”
It’s a dream, and the day that you don it
They’ll take them “some notice,” dear Sue;
But though it’s a crown for a queen dear,
In my heart there’s a soft spot or two,
For the knot that I tied,
That tied my heart inside,
When I tied your old Sunbonnet Sue.



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