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When You and I Were Young, Maggie

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When You and I Were Young, Maggie
(George W. Johnson and James Austin Butterfield)

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 creaking old mill is still, Maggie,
     Since you and I were young.

cho: And now we are aged and gray, Maggie,
     And the trials of life nearly done;
     But to me you're as fair as you were, Maggie,
     When you and I were young.

A city so silent and lone, Maggie,
Where the young and the gay and the best,
In polished white mansions 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 as gay as they, Maggie,
     When you and I were young.


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