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When You And I Were Young
Maggie Blues
Words and Music by Jack Frost and Jimmy McHugh - 1922
G A7         D7 G -              D7
G A7         D7 G G7
C           Am E7 Am        E7 Am
A7 - D7 G7
Am        E7 Am        E7 Am        E7 Am
A7 - D7 -
G G7 C C#dim
G -           Ddim D7 -
G G7 C C#dim
G D7 G G7
C - G -
D7 A7 D7 -
G G7 C C#dim
G D7 G -  (D7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The chorus of this song is two melodies played together at the same time.
 "Maggie Blues" is the lead melody, "When You And I Were Young Maggie" is the counter melody.
Maggie Blues - Verse:
I've been requested to sing an old time song,
Something our grand daddies used to sing.
But I'm afraid I would make that old ditty sound all wrong,
'Cause I'd fill it with blues and ev'ry thing.
But l've a little plan, And I'll do the best I can,
To sing an old song so we all can under stand:
Maggie Blues - Chorus:
You simply take a favorite, Then you flavor it, with just a note or two of blue harmony,
Tell the orchestra to play stacato, and then you jazz a little obligotto.
Now that Maggie tune is a raggie tune pay no attention to the music that they play,
But just rock your blues away, on the spot start to sway, Gettin hot now,
Hear that broken time, If just spoke in time, all around I see Harmony, charmin' me,
Ev'ry lovin' note, Is a lovin' boat, Just full of music that you can't refuse.
Now you know the way, tell the band to play, and when you listen just christen it and say,
I've got those you and I were young Maggie blues.
When You And I Were Young Maggie - Chorus:
I wandered today to the hill, 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 hill, Maggie,
Where once the daisies sprung.
But I love you the same as of old, Maggie,
When you and I were young.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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