Historic Sheet Music Collection


Tell Taylor

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MacIntosh Collection

Chicago : Tell Taylor, ©1910.

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[Verse 1]
My darling I am dreaming, of the days gone by,
When you and I were sweethearts, beneath the summer sky;
Your hair has turned to silver, the gold has faded too;
But still I will remember, where I first met you.

Down by the old mill stream, where I first met you,
With your eyes of blue, dressed in gingham too,
It was there I knew, that you loved me true,
You were sixteen, my village queen, by the old mill stream

[Verse 2]
The old millwheel is silent, and has fallen down,
The old oak tree has withered, and lies there on the ground;
While you and I are sweethearts, the same as days of yore;
Although we’ve been together, forty years and more.



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