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When You and I Were Young, Maggie

Words by George W. Johnson (October 1846 – January 23, 1914)
Tune by J. A. Butterfield (May 18, 1837 – July 6, 1891)
Key signature: C major (no sharps or flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: with Refrain
Public Domain
1. I wander’d today to the hill, Maggie, To watch the scene below, The creek and the old rusty mill, Maggie, Where we sat in the long, long ago. The green grove is gone from the hill, Maggie, Where first the daisies sprung; The old rusty mill is still, Maggie, Since you and I were young.
Refrain: And now we are aged and gray, Maggie, The trials of life nearly done, Let us sing of the days that are gone, Maggie, When you and I were young.
2. A city so silent and lone, Maggie, When the young and gay and the best, In polished white mansion of stone, Maggie, Have each found a place of rest, Is built where the birds used to play, Maggie, And join in the songs that were sung; For we sang just as gay as they,
3. They say I am feeble with age, Maggie, My are less sprightly then; My face is a wellwritten page, Maggie, But time alone was pen. They say we are aged and gray, Maggie, As spray by white breakflung; But me you’re as fair as were,