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Thread #148239   Message #3440790
Posted By: JohnInKansas
22-Nov-12 - 09:35 PM
Thread Name: question about song those were the days
Subject: RE: question about song those were the days
But the above are not the same song as the one informally called by the same name, that was the theme song for "All in the Family," more popularly known as "the Archie Bunker show." So far as is known, this one had no title other than "theme for All in the Family" but I never found a clear declaration on it:

"Boy, the way Glen Miller played.
Songs that made the Hit Parade.
Guys like us, we had it made.
Those were the days!

Didn't need no welfare state.
Everybody pulled his weight
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great.
Those were the days!

And you knew where you were then!
Girls were girls and men were men.
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.

People seemed to be content.
Fifty dollars paid the rent.
Freaks were in a circus tent.
Those were the days!

Take a little Sunday spin,
go to watch the Dodgers win.
Have yourself a dandy day
that cost you under a fin.

Hair was short and skirts were long.
Kate Smith really sold a song.
I don't know just what went wrong!
Those Were the Days!"

(the site thought it necessary to explain that a LaSalle was a car and a fin was a five dollar bill.)