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Now I'm Sixty-Four (Ryan's Fancy) tabs, video
See also: Now I'm Sixty-Four (Connemara)
And also: Now I'm Sixty-Four (Harry Hibbs)
And also: Maurice Hogan's Song (Lehr & Best)
And also: When We Were Sweet Sixteen (Leach)
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I pondered on those days gone by as I sat beside the mill,
And gazed upon the setting sun as it sank beneath the hill;
I gazed on it once more, me boys, 'twas the very sun I'd seen,
It's just the same now as it was when we were sweet sixteen.

Oh, how I long for those bright days to come again once more,
But come again they never will for now I'm sixty-four.

The little fish swim in the brook and wander down below,
They swim until and ever will as they did long, long ago;
The little meadow by the brook is just as fresh and green,
It's just the same now as it was when we were sweet sixteen.

Oh, how I long for those bright days to come again once more,
But come again they never will for now I'm sixty-four.

Oh, the past is past and she is gone, on earth we'll meet no more,
But we will meet in heaven above on that eternal shore;
And when we meet we'll part no more, we both will reign supreme,
No more to sing of days gone by when we were sweet sixteen.

Oh, how I long for those bright days to come again once more,
But come again they never will for now I'm sixty-four.

Oh, how I long for those bright days to come again once more,
But come again they never will for now I'm sixty-four.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional Newfoundland parlour song ....####
This variant was recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Brand New Songs ©1977, RCA Records; Sea People ©1979, Boot Records).

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I [G] ponder on those days gone by as we sat [C] beside the [G] rill,
And gazed upon the [Em] setting [C] sun as it [G] sank [Am] beneath the [D] hill.
[G] We gazed on it a moment now and the very [C] sight it [G] seemed,
That the sun it was no [Em] larger [C] than when [G] we were [Am] sweet [G] sixteen.

Alternate Tabs

I [D] ponder [A] on those [Bm] days gone [G] by as [D] we sat [G] beside the [A] rill,
And [G] gazed [D] upon the [Bm] setting [G] sun as it [D] sank [E] beneath the [A] hill.
We [D] gazed on [A] it a [Bm] moment [G] now and the [D] very [G] sight it [A] seemed,
That the [D] sun it [D] was no [Bm] larger [G] than when [D] we were [A] sweet [G] sixteen.

[D] How I [A] long for those [Bm] bright [G] days to [D] come again [G] once [A] more,
But [D] come a- [G] gain they [Bm] never [G] will for [D] now I'm [A] sixty-four [G] four.


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