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Down In the Old Dark Mills, song lyrics

Song: Down In the Old Dark Mills
Lyrics: Joe Hill

Music: to the tune of "Down By The Old Mill Stream"
Year: 1913
Country: USA

How well I do remember,
That mill along the way,
Where she and I were working,
For fifty cents a day.
She was my little sweetheart;
I met her in the mill.
It's a long time since I saw her.
But I love her still.
This song was originally posted on
Down in the Old Black Mill,
That's where first we met.
Oh! that loving thrill
I shall ne'er forget;
And those dreamy eyes,
Blue like summer skies.
She was fifteen,
My pretty queen,
In the Old Black Mill.

We had agreed to marry,
When she'd be sweet sixteen.
But then -- one day I crushed it,
My arm in the machine.
I lost my job forever,
I am a tramp disgraced.
My sweetheart still is slaving
In the same old place.



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