Mudcat Café message #1158139 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-Apr-04 - 04:40 PM
Thread Name: Origin: When You and I were Young Maggie
Subject: RE: Origin: When You and I were Young Maggie
Your grandmother, or the singer she learned it from, may have had his/her own or a local version.
In the original song by Johnson and Butterfield, the line is:
"The creek and the creaking old mill, Maggie,"

Like many 19th c. popular songs, variants developed.