Mary Hopkin - Those were the days my friend
Tekst: Konstantin Podrevskii / Muziek: Boris Fomin / Vertaling: Gene Raskin
(1969)






Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
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 loose
For we were young and sure to have our way
Ladada da dada, ladada da dada
Ladada da, da da da dada da



Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our star emotions 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 loose
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days
Ladada da dada, ladada da dada
Ladada da, da da da dada da



Just a night 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 loose
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days
Ladada da dada, ladada da dada
Ladada da, da da da dada da
Ladada da dada, ladada da dada
Ladada da, da da da dada da



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 loose
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days
La la la da dada, ladada da dada
Ladada da, da da da dada da
Ladada da dada, ladada da dada
Ladada da, da da da dada da



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La la la la la la
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