Sorry….No French Connection
THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Word and Music by Gene Raskin
Copyright 1962 by Exxex Music Inc. NY, NY
Chording Am, Dm, B, E, Am, G, C, Dm, Am E7, Am, Dm, E7, Am
Once upon a time, there was a tavern,
Where we used to raise a glass or two,
Remember how we laughed away the hours,
And dreamed of all the great things we would do?
Those were the days, my friend.
We thought they'd never end.
We'd sing and dance forever and a day.
We'd live the life we choose,
We'd fight and never lose,
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la LA la la LA la la LA la,
Those were the Days,
Oh Yes, those were the days,
Just tonight I stood before the tavern,
Nothing seemed the way it used to be. ,
In the glass, I saw a strange reflection.
Was that lonely fellow really me?
Through the door, there came familiar laughter,
I saw your face and heard you call my name,
Oh, my friend, we're older but no wiser.
for in our heart's the dreams are still the same,
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