Written by Tell Taylor in 1910. Here it is sung by the Mills Brothers

Down by the old mill stream,
Where I first met you
With your eyes of blue,
Dressed in gingham too
It was there I knew
That you loved me true
You were 16 (you were 16),
My village queen (my village queen)
By the old mill stream
Down by the old -not the new, but the old-
Mill stream -not the river, but the stream
Where I first -not last, but first- met you -not her, but you
With your eyes -not your nose, but your eyes-
Of blue -not green, but blue
Dressed in ging -not gang, but ging- ham too
-Not three, but too
It was there -not here, but there- I knew -not old, but knew
That you loved -not liked, but loved- me true -not false, but true
You were 16 (you were 16),
My village queen (my village queen)
By the old mill stream (the old mill stream)