The Maid of the Mill
Music By: Arranged by Alfred M. Durham
Lyrics By: Traditional
Additional Information: This setting by Michael Smurthwaite
Description: A tender expression of lifelong love by an appreciative husband for his departed wife.
1.Golden years ago, in a mill beside the sea,
There dwelt a little maiden, Who plighted her love to me,
The mill-wheel now is silent, the maid’s eyes closed be,
And all that now remains of her are the words she said to me.
Do not forget me, Oh do not forget me.Think sometime of me still
When the morning breaks, and the throstle awakes, Remember the maid of the mill.
Do not forget me, Oh do not forget me. Remember the maid, the Maid of the Mill.
2.Leaden years have pass’d, and gray haired I look’d around,
The earth has no such maidens now, Such millwheel turn not around,
But when e’er I think of Heaven, and of what the angels be,
I see again that little maid, and hear her words to me. (chorus.)