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MAGGIE [2]. AKA and see "When You and I were Young Maggie." American, Air. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCBABCB. A version of James Austin Butterfield's (1837-1891) very popular song "When You and I were Young, Maggie" (lyrics by George Washington Johnson), which enjoyed wide dissemination throughout North American and overseas. See When You and I were Young Maggie for more. In addition to source Cotton Combs' Ozarks region variant, the song was in the repertoire of North Ga. fiddlers c. 1922, and was recorded by Fiddlin' John Carson (1923), Riley Puckett (1924) and (Clayton) McMichen's Melody Men (1927).

Source for notated version: Cotton Combs (1921-1984, Fayetteville, Arkansas) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Tunes), 2008; p. 25.

Recorded sources: Rooster Records RLP-001, Cotton Combs - "My Fiddle and I" (c. 1970's).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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