Those Were The Days
Gene Raskin* - - transpose to Am

(Dm)Once upon a time there was a (Dm7)tavern
(D7)Where we used to raise a glass or (Gm)two
Remember how we laughed away the (Dm)hours
And (E7)dreamed of all the great things we could (A)do (A7)

  Those were the (Dm)days, my friend
  We thought they'd (Gm)never end
  We'd sing and (C)dance for(C7)ever and a (F)day
  We'd live the (Gm)life we choose
  We'd fight and (Dm)never loose
  For we were (A7)young and sure to have our (Dm)way
  (Dm)Lala lala lala lala (D7)lala (Gm)lala la
  Those were the (A7)days, oh yes, those were the (Dm)days

Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our stary motions on the way
If by chance I'd see you in the tavern
We'd smile at one another and we'd say:

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 fellow really me?

Through the door there came a 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

* based on a Russian traditional, produced by Paul McCartney, 1968

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