THOSE WERE THE DAYS

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Da-da-da-da, da-da

La-ra, la-ra, la-ra, la-ra, la-ra

 

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.

 

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.

For we were young and sure to have our way.

 

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Da-da, da-da, da-da

Da-da, da-da

Da-da, da-da, da-da

Da-da

 

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?

 

Through the door there came familiar laughter.

I saw your face and heard you call my name.

Oh, my friends, 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.

 

Da-da, da-da, da-da

Da-da, da-da, da-da

La-ra, la-ra, la-ra, la-ra, la-ra

La-ra, la-ra, la-ra

La-ra, la-ra, la-ra

La-ra, la-ra

La-ra, la-ra, la-ra

 

La-ra, la-ra, la-ra

La-ra, la-ra, la-ra

La-ra, la-ra, la-ra.