American Old Time Song Lyrics: 44 Playing Tag Around The School

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Playing Tag Around the School.
Copyright, 1894, by White-Smith Music Publishing Co.
Words and Music by w. Henry Whyte.

Do you remember, Maggie dear, the little old red school,
When we were young and full of play, the teacher's big high stool?
Well, darling, I was thinking of the days long, long ago,
The happy days, the little school, and how your cheeks would glow,
We'd play tag running 'round the school, with Alice and poor Jack.
We're old and gray, but oft, dear wife, I wish those dear days back;
Poor Jack and Nell have passed away, they're sleeping side by side,
He fought and fell for freedom, then Nellie drooped And died.

Playing tag around the school, running here and there,
Good-natured Bill could not keep still from pulling Nellie's hair;
Then naughty Ned, the school house dunce, would call the teacher names-
Oh, how I long to be a child And play the old, old games.

I ofttimes think, my Maggie dear, the old days were the best,
For then we knew no cares or pains, our energies to test;
But thou art with me, dearest one, to cheer my closing days,
We'll try and help each other as we did and will always.
When home at evening after tea, around the kitchen fire,
Grandpa would tell us stories, he never seemed to tire;
And though we're old and gray, dear wife, we'll ne'er forget the names
Of Jack And Nell, of Ned And Bill, And how we played the games.-Refrain.
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