When You and I Were Young, Maggie

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls the days when he and Maggie were young -- the creek and the mill they wandered by, the meadows they wandered, the birds they heard. Now the mill is still, and the flowers are gone, but she is still just as beautiful in his eyes
AUTHOR: Words: George W. Johnson / Music: J. A. Butterfield
EARLIEST DATE: 1866 (sheet music published by J. A. Butterfield of Chicago)
KEYWORDS: love courting age nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW,SE) Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
RJackson-19CPop, pp. 237-240, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ord, p. 159, "When You And I Were Young" (1 text)
Dean, pp. 93-94, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (1 text)
BrownII 137, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
Shay-Barroom, pp. 189-190, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 248, "When You And I Were Young, Maggie" (1 text)
Gilbert, p. 22, "When You and I Were Young Maggie" (1 text)
Fuld-WFM, p. 643, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie"
DT, YOUNGMAG*

ST RJ19237 (Full)
Roud #3782
RECORDINGS:
Archie Anderson, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (Columbia A-1447, 1913)
Fiddlin' John Carson, "When You And I Were Young, Maggie" (Okeh 40020, 1924; rec. 1923)
Frank & James McCravy, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (Brunswick 197, 1928; rec. 1927)
McMichen's Melody Men, "When You and I Were Young" (Columbia 15247-D, 1928; rec. 1927)
[?] Morgan & [Frank] Stanley, "When You and I Were Young Maggie" (Victor 4428, 1905)
Roy Newman's Boys, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (Vocalion 03598, 1937)
Will Oakland, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (CYL: Edison 9980, 1908) (CYL: Edison [BA] 1873 [as Will Oakland & chorus], n.d.)
Riley Puckett, "When You And I Were Young, Maggie" (Columbia 15005-D, c. 1924)
George Reneau, "When You And I Were Young, Maggie" (Vocalion 14814, 1924)
Howard Shelley, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (Bell 1117, c. 1923)
Walter Van Brunt, "When You and I Were Young, Maggie" (CYL: Edison [BA] 3130, n.d.)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Sweet Genevieve" (theme)
cf. "Silver Threads among the Gold" (theme)
cf. "The Old Rustic Bridge by the Mill" (theme)
cf. "When You And I Were Young, Maggie (Mining Parody)"
File: RJ19237

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