Run The English Way To The Long, The Were The Days – Mary Hopkin, Wales – 1986 – With the help and suggestion of Paul McCarney

Those Were The Days

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 think 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
Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If by chance I’d see you in the tavern
We’d smile at one another and we’d say
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
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 woman really me?
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
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days
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 hearts the dreams are still the same
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
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days

Remember those days … with the powerful voice of Jerry Vale, an American musician in 1968

Remembrance of those days … in Italian with the voice of Gigliola Cinquetti – 1969

Remember those days … in French with the voice of Sandie Shaw English with a Euro Vision bonus – 1986

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Remembrance of those days … with the band Kiosk-Violin and Beck Vakal Tara Kamangar Lustani-Voice Arash Sobhani-Accordion Ardalan Pajar-2011

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