age 16

(To the lady who taught me how to make my own sewing patterns.)

There once was a seamstress, Susanna

Who lived in the village Romana

By the river Salome she made her home

That lovely seamstress, Susanna.

All day long at her needle she worked

Sewing dresses and trousers and shirts

The folks she’s dressed are too many to guess

That lovely seamstress, Susanna!