When You and I Were Young Maggie

Melody - James Austin Butterfield, George W Johnson, 1866, Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski

George W Johnson, 1866

I wandered today to the hills, Maggie,
To watch the scene below
The creek and the creaking old mill, Maggie,
As we used to long long ago
The green grove is gone from the hills, Maggie,
Where first the daisies sprung
The creaking old mill is still, Maggie,
Since you and I were young.
2. Oh they say that I'm feeble with age, Maggie,
My steps are much slower than then
My face is a well written page, Maggie,
And time all alone was the pen
They say we have outlived our time, Maggie,
As dated as songs that we've sung
But to me you're as fair as you were, Maggie,
When you and I were young.

Referring to his wife (an ex-student of his) who died a few months after their marriage. - with thanks to Martin Jones.

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