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Maggie
(Nora)
Traditional. Scheduled for an upcoming Darby CD.
notes: Johnson wrote this to his dying wife.
Maggie
Words by George Washington Johnson, 1864.
Music by James Austin Butterfield, 1866.

     D                D7             G         Em
The violets were scenting the breeze, Maggie
D                     F#m              Em       A
Displaying their charms to the breeze
          D             D7           G    Em
When I first said I loved only you, Maggie
     D                A             D      D7
And you said you loved only me
G                                                           D
The chestnuts’ bloom gleamed through the glade, Maggie
A                    E                    A
The robin sang out from every tree
          D             D7          G      Em
When I first said I loved only you, Maggie
D                       A              D         A
And you said you loved only me


The golden-dewed daffodils shown, Maggie
And danced in the breeze on the Lee
When I first said I loved only you, Maggie
And you said you loved only me

The birds in the trees sang their songs, Maggie
Of happier transports to be
When I first said I loved only you, Maggie
And you said you loved only me

Our dreams, they would never come true, Maggie
Our hopes, they were never to be
Since I first said I loved only you, Maggie
And you said you loved only me