#03089
Now I'm Sixty-Four (Connemara) video
See also: Now I'm Sixty-Four (Ryan's Fancy)
See also: Now I'm Sixty-Four (Harry Hibbs)
And also: Maurice Hogan's Song (Lehr/Best)
And also: When We Were Sweet Sixteen (Leach)
#1732: YouTube video by gdgest
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

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 sight I've seen,
Well, 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.

I went a little further on,
as up the hill I walked,
I sat down on that very spot
where we ofttimes sat and talked;
We talked about those happy days,
so blissful and serene,
We talked about those happy days
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.

Well, the past is past and she's gone,
on earth we'll meet no more,
Ah, 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.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional Newfoundland parlour song ....####
This variant recorded by Connemara [1992-1997] (Near & Distant Shores, trk#7, 1995 CD, Connemara Enterprises Ltd, produced by Jason Whelan and recorded at The Sound Solution, recording number 02-50355 Connemara).

Connemara was Tommy Nemec: guitar, bodhran, vocals; Glenn Hiscock: fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, 5-string banjo, vocals; Paul Hiscock: guitar, ukaline, vocals; Gordon Carey: bass, vocals. Musical contributions from Jason Whelan: guitar, bouzouki, whistle; Frank Maher: harmonica, button accordion; George Morgan: Zambek.


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