Those were the days my friend     Boris Fomin / Gene Raskin
EmiOnce upon a time there was a tavern
E7Where we used to raise a glass or Amitwo
Remember how we laughed away the Emihours
And F#7dreamed of all the great things we would H7do
Those were the Emidays my friend
We thought they'd Aminever end
We'd sing and D7dance forever and a Gday
We'd live the Amilife we choose
We'd fight and Eminever lose
For we were H7young and sure to have our Emiway
EmiLa la la la...
Those were the H7days,
oh yes those were the Emidays
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 ....
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 ....
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 ...

název: Those were the days my friend
hudba: Boris Fomin
text: Gene Raskin
interpret: Mary Hopkin
poznámka: původně ruská píseň "Dorogoi dlinnoju", zpíval ji ruský pěvec Alexandr Vertinsky v říjnu 1917,
anglická verze je hitem podzimu 1968, zpívala ji tehdy 18-letá welšská zpěvačka Mary Hopkin

klíčová slova: 60.léta,   anglický text,   Fomin B.

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