Now I'm 64

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Fancy that – here’s another traditional catch – this lovely Newfoundland parlour song, “Now I’m 64”, popularized by His Nibs Harry Hibbs, Ryan’s Fancy - comprising three sons of Erin, Denis Ryan, Fergus O'Byrne, and Dermot O'Reilly - and Figgy Duff - all east-coast Canada musical legends and more.

Now, Allison Crowe casts us into the voyage of life’s reflection...

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Now I'm 64

Traditional - As performed by Allison Crowe

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, ’t’was the very Sun I've seen
Well, it's just the same now as it was when we were sweet 16

Oh, how I long for those bright days to come again once more
But come again they never will for now I'm 64

The little fish swim in the brook and wander down below
They swim until, and ever will, as they did 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 16

Oh, how I long for those bright days to come again once more
But come again they never will for now I'm 64

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 16

Oh, how I long for those bright days to come again once more
But come again they never will for now I'm 64

Oh, how I long for those bright days to come again once more
But come again they never will for now I'm 64

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from Newfoundland Vinyl 3, released October 20, 2015

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