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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 wan -der'd to -day to the hill, Mag -gie, To watch the scene be -low,
The creek and the creak -ing old mill Mag -gie, As we used to, long a -go.
The green grove is gone from the hill, Mag -gie, where first the dai -sies -sprung;
The creak -ing old mill is still, Mag -gie, since you and I were young.
And now we are a -ged and gray, Mag -gie the tri -als of life near -ly done;
Let us sing of the days that are gone, Mag -gie, When you and I were young.
Sound Clip:
Listen to Jim play "When You And I Were Young Maggie" on the 5-string banjo (262k mp3)

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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