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When You And I Were Young Maggie
Words by George W. Johnson, Music by James Austin Butterfield - 1866
G C G D7
G C G          D7 G          G7
C G D          A7 D          D7
G          G7 C        Gdim G          D7 G          G7
C G D          A7 D7
G          G7 C        Gdim G          D7 G      (Repeat)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Click here for an arrangement of "Maggie Blues"
I wander'd today to the hill, Maggie, To watch the scene below,
The creek and the creaking old mill Maggie, As we used to, 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.
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.
Listen to Jim play "When You And I Were Young Maggie" on the 5-string banjo (mp3)
Watch Jim and Barbara Faustine play "Maggie" on YouTube (click here)
Jim plays this song in a 5-string medley on YouTube (timestamp 0:50)

The words to "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" come from a poem written in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada by George W. Johnson, a schoolteacher who taught languages and mathematics.
The poem was written ca 1864 and was a pledge of his undying love to his wife Maggie Clarke, who died in 1865.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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