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This Maumie Teen


(This Mellow Tune)

Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 24th of March, 2012,
to James P. Johnson's music for the 1920s' song, 'Old Fashioned Love'.

Glossary:
douce=peaceful; maumie=mellow; teen=tune; taps=touches; hert=heart
heark=listen; noo=now; wicht=might; ken=know; fit wye=why; whilk=which
myn=mind; wad=wed; nar=near; fair baachilly=quite shyly; daff'd=flirted

Brief Musical Introduction

Aye this douce maumie teen taps ma hert;
Heark noo an' ye micht ken fit wye ......
Its soonds recaa lang ago fan I waltz'd wi' ma Jo,
Han in han, chik tae chik, eye tae eye.
Tee this douce maumie teen maks me smile
At days fan we'd waak mile oan mile,
A' oan oor ain ow'r the hulls, syne stap-aff fur kissin's thirls
Whilk wud satisfee us a' the while.

Clarinet Jazz Interlude .... as time passes ... ....

E'en noo this maumie teen maks me glow,
Fur it caas tae myn the gran day I wad Jo;
Nar oan fifety years hiv passed syne we feerstly fair baachilly daff'd,
As we waltz'd tae this teen lang ago.


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