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It Was A Very Good Year

27 August 2017

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It Was A Very Good Year (1961) by Frank Sinatra – artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2

[spoken intro:]

Here’s an awfully pretty folk song

When I was seventeen it was a very good year

It was a very good year for small town girls and soft summer nights

We’d hide from the lights on the village green

When I was seventeen

[brief instrumental]

When I was twenty-one it was a very good year

It was a very good year for city girls who lived up the stair

With all that perfumed hair and it came undone

When I was twenty-one

[brief instrumental]

Then I was thirty-five it was a very good year

It was a very good year for blue-blooded girls

Of independent means, we’d ride in limousines their chauffeurs would drive

When I was thirty-five

[brief instrumental]

But now the days grow short, I’m in the autumn of the year

And now I think of my life as vintage wine from fine old kegs

From the brim to the dregs, and it poured sweet and clear

It was a very good year

[brief instrumental]

It was a mess of good years

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