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THOSE WERE THE DAYS MARY HOPKIN

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Published on Dec 28, 2007

THOSE WERE THE DAYS MARY HOPKIN

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'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way

Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di di di di di

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'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days

Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di di di di di

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'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days

Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di di di di di
Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di di di di di

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'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days

Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di di di di di
Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di
Di di di di di di di di di di

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    • Mary Hopkin
  • Album

    • Hits of the 60s: Those Were the Days
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    • WMG, UMG (on behalf of BMG Rights Management LLC); EMI Music Publishing, UBEM, ASCAP, and 20 Music Rights Societies

Comments • 1,693

MW
I love this song but it makes me so sad. I am going through a tough time right now and I miss the good old days, laughing with my friends
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HONEYBEE꿀벌
 i like it 
Lahoreumar
The sublimely magnificent poetry, ethereally cool melody and poignantly evocative lyrics makes this song the Crowning Glory of "Mary Hopkins". Hardly in her later teens, she was quite young and immature in 1968 as to delve deep into the steely and resilient poetry; Hopkins sung it with the gusto, elegance and maturity as if, she had been through all those vicissitudes of life and passed the many upheavals of fate. Her pensive expressions in this B&W video footage speak of her elegance, confidence and maestro with which she pulls the crowd towards the mesmerizing vocals of this gem of a song!
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Mr54nomore
This classic Russian song sung brilliantly by Mary Hopkins back in 1968. 47 years and the song still sounds fresh. Priceless!
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Minh Huy Nguyễn
I can feel my tears flowing inside my empty soul everytime I listen to this song...
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Lady BlackstarDust
What a wonderful song.  Brings up good memories of the times I listened as a young teen.  And now, looking back.  Those were the days, and in my heart the dreams are still the same.
Michail Daviski
HISTORY ....This is Russian romance song.  Music by Boris Fomin, words by poet Konstantin Podrevskii.  Translated into English by Gene Raskin.  Mary Hopkin version produced by Paul McCartney .   I love a song that tells a story and this is that at its best .
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Oleg Aleksandrov
A wonderful Russian folk song!
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Sarah K.
For my beautiful, unforgettable, irreplaceable friend Jenna, 1982-2016. R.I.P.
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Vera Seke
Beautiful song......
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