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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

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.
La la la la...

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
La la la la...

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
La la la la...

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
La la la la...



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    Steven KovacsMay 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    some 40 years and I am still in love with her and the song. This is one of the most beautiful melodies in the world.
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    Kayomee DaroowallaApr 4, 2013 at 3:49 am
    TERRY! I know this one by heart! My mom used to sing it to me all the time when I was a little girl! I love this song!
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    Mary Theresa DietzApr 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    Well I'm glad this isn't true for me! My years get better as I get older. I would not want to go back. What a sad song!
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    UnregisteredJun 17, 2014 at 6:57 pm
    Reminds me of my school friends and how we were young and crazy! How we promised to be together forever and everywhere, we promised that our children will be friends just like us our dreams were to stay friends for ever and nothing would keep us apart those were the days.
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    Bernadette Busa-LiJan 26, 2013 at 8:04 am
    Those Were the days is the theme song of GINGOOG INSTITUTE BATCH '73. Gingoog City, Philippines. It reminished our high school days. mabuhay batch '73.

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