If I Were As Young As I Used to Be (Uncle Joe)

DESCRIPTION: The singer is now (84/92); his black hair has turned gray, and youngsters call him "Uncle Joe." But he still feels young, and promises "If any girl here is in love with me, She'll find me as young as I used to be."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1882
KEYWORDS: age humorous
FOUND IN: US(MA,MW,So,SW)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Randolph 434, "Uncle Joe" (1 texts, 1 tune, plus two fragments that might or might not belong with this song)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 337-338, "Uncle Joe" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 434A)
Bronner-Eskin2 45, "When I Was Young and In My Prime" (1 text, 1 tune)
FSCatskills 150, "If I Were As Young As I Used to Be" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Peters, pp. 179-180, "Uncle Joe" (1 text, 1 tune, missing the initial statement of age but otherwise clearly this)
Gilbert, pp. 7-8, "Not So Young As I Used to Be" (1 text)
DT, UNCLEJOE

Roud #4377
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Seventy-Two Today" (plot)
File: R434

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