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It Was A Very Good Year Lyrics

from The Very Best of Frank Sinatra

"It Was A Very Good Year" is track #11 on the album The Very Best of Frank Sinatra. It was written by Ervin Drake.
"It Was A Very Good Year" is track #11 on the album The Very Best of Frank Sinatra. It was written by Ervin Drake.

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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

When I was twenty-one, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for city girls
Who lived up the stairs
With all that perfumed hair
And it came undone
When I was twenty-one

When 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

But now the days are short, I'm in the autumn of my years
And I think of my life as vintage wine
From fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs
It poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year

Songwriters
ERVIN DRAKE

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