Mudcat Café message #1042747 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Charley Noble
27-Oct-03 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: Origin: When You and I were Young Maggie
Subject: RE: When You and I were Young Maggie
When my mother was visiting my father at the Arthurdale resettlement project in West Virginia, back in the early 1930's, she learned a slightly different first verse:

Alternative first verse from Dahlov Ipcar

I wandered to-day to the hill, Maggie,
To gaze at the scene below;
The stream 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 it is still, Maggie,
Since you and I were young.

We'll be using this song at a Remembrance gathering for father next summer.

Thanks for the information relating to this song.

Charley Noble