When We Were Young

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  1. When we were young

An old sepia photograph of my older sister and me inspired this song.

We had a very happy childhood, and we’ve lots of happy memories.

The last verse reflects that we both share the same faith and the same line of work!

Everyone should have a sister like mine.

3G Am

When we were young, and ribbon’d bows were in,

D G

Both dressed the same, with legs so needle thin,

C

I looked to you for all my answerin’

G D G

And we were proud when we were young.

Am

Your face was thin, mine was so fat and round,

D G

You’d talk for me, I just made babblin’ sounds,

C

And when you grew I got your hand me downs,

G D G

Life was so fair, when we were young.

C G D G

How the years go quickly by, how the years go quickly by

Am

Such happy days, those summers long ago,

D G

you’d wipe my nose, and tell me when to blow.

C

I may sound dim, but you were older though,

G D G

You were all mine, when we were young.

Am

You went your way, I’d follow close behind,

D G

You’d let me play, you didn’t seem to mind.

C

I was secure, we were two of a kind.

G D G

We were so close, when we were young.

C G D G ~E

How the years go quickly by, how the years go quickly by

A Bm

Love does not fade in time, it grows more strong

E A

It’s good to know, in life, that you belong,

D

But more than this, a bond so deep and long

A E7 A

One faith, one Lord, eternal song.

D A E A

When we were young

©2004 Sheila Hamil