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"Those Were The Days" is track #3 on the album Those Were the Days. It was written by Riley, Clemon Timothy Jr. / Saadiq, Raphael / Wheeler, Carl / Wiggins, Dwayne P..
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Those Were The Days - Dolly Parton

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

[Chorus]
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 chose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way

La la la lay la lay
La la la lay la lay
Those were the days
Oh yes those were the days

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

[Chorus]
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 lay la lay
La la la lay la lay
La la la la
La la la la la lay

Just tonight I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In my glass I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me?

Through the door there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh my friends were older but no wiser
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same

[Chorus]
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 chose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days
Oh yes those were the days
Oh yes those were the days
Oh yes those were the days
Oh yes those were the days

Songwriters
RILEY, CLEMON TIMOTHY JR. / SAADIQ, RAPHAEL / WHEELER, CARL / WIGGINS, DWAYNE P.

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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