There’s a ragdoll sits in my chair
Black button eyes and red yarn hair
She’s been with me so many years
Through happy days and lots of tears.
She sits there like a regal queen
Commanding my whole bedroom scene
She is quite old but in good shape
Poor thing, this is her one landscape !
Her eyes came from old button shoes
A pair my mother once had used
When she was just a child like me
And dreaming of her life to be.
If Marcella were only here
To see the joy and happy cheer
Her Annie brings into each room
Chasing away the children’s gloom.
I know that it would make her proud
That her dad’s gift still woos the crowd
Though it’s one hundred years ago
Raggedy Ann still steals the show !