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
KEYWORDS: age humorous
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-OzarkFolksongs-Abridged, pp. 337-338, "Uncle Joe" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 434A)
Bronner/Eskin-FolksongAlivePart2 45, "When I Was Young and In My Prime" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cazden/Haufrecht/Studer-FolkSongsOfTheCatskills 150, "If I Were As Young As I Used to Be" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Peters-FolkSongsOutOfWisconsin, pp. 179-180, "Uncle Joe" (1 text, 1 tune, missing the initial statement of age but otherwise clearly this)
Gilbert-LostChords, pp. 7-8, "Not So Young As I Used to Be" (1 text)

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

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