Friday, February 13, 2009

Sadie Hawkins Day

All you ladies out there, your prayers are answered, your wishes fulfilled.

Here are three of the men you'll be hunting tomorrow in our annual Sadie Hawkins Day here at Sanita Hills Scout camp.

These eligible bachelors bring knocks to young girls knees all over the county.

Charlie, Eddie & Artie may be the first Jug Band whose members all get married on the same Sadie Hawkins Day.

Daisy Mae and Marrying Sam

Sadie Hawkins was the daughter of one of Dogpatch's earliest settlers, Hekzebiah Hawkins. The "homeliest gal in all them hills", she grew frantic waiting for suitors to come a-courtin'. When she reached the age of 35, still a spinster, her father was even more frantic - about Sadie living at home for the rest of his life. In desperation, he called together all the unmarried men of Dogpatch and declared it "Sadie Hawkins Day". Specifically, a foot race was decreed, with Sadie in hot pursuit of the town's eligible bachelors - and matrimony as the consequence.
"When ah fires [my gun], all o' yo' kin start a-runnin! When ah fires agin - after givin' yo' a fair start - Sadie starts a runnin'. Th' one she ketches'll be her husbin."


De Paul/Mercer/sung by Stubby Kaye

When we fought the Yankees and annihilation was near,
Who was there to lead the charge that took us safe to the rear?
Why it was Jubilation T. Cornpone; Old
"Toot your own horn - pone."
Jubilation T. Cornpone, a man who knew no fear!
Though he's gone to his reward, his mighty torch is still lit.
First in war. First in peace. First to holler, "I quit!"
Jubilation T. Cornpone.


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