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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
Thu Sep 17 22:29:07 PDT 1992
Article: 2353 of alt.guitar.tab
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From: roygri@ifi.uio.no (Roy Steven Grini)
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Subject: Those were the days (Gene Raskin)
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I think somebody had a request for something about
this song, but I can't remember what the request
was about so I'll just post the hole song with
chords and lyrics. It's indeed a great song to play
around the campfire. ENJOY.

                  THOSE WERE THE DAYS
		     Gene Raskin

Once upon a time there was a tavern,
where we used to raise a glass or two.
Remember how we laughed away the hours,
    H7					     E
and dreamed of all the great things we would do.

Those were the days, my friend,
we thought they'd never end,
	      G         G7	   C
we'd sing and dance for ever and a day;
We'd live the life we choose,
we,d fight and never loose,
	    E				Am
For we were young, and sure to have our way.
La la la la la la la la la la la la
	       E                           Am
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days.

Then the busy years went rushing by us.
We lost our starty notions on the way.
If by chance I'd see you in the tavern,
we'd smiled 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 lonley woman really me?


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 dream are still the same.


I hope I've got all that right.

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hermann2511 wrote on February 8 2010, 09:11 am

hi roy, first of all thanx a ton for your effort! for newcomers it´s a hell of a gift to be able to grab hold of so much music! may i suggest 2 changes:
verse 2 "starry" instead of "starty",
verse 3 "lonely" instead of "lonley"
thanx again and best regards, hermann

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hermann2511 wrote on February 8 2010, 09:15 am

hi roy,

first of all, thanx a ton for your effort! for a newcomer like me it´s so helpful to be able to get my hands on so much music! may i suggest two possible changes in the lyrics?
verse 2 "starry" instead of "starty"
verse 3 "lonely" instead of "lonley"

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tuekappel wrote on June 8 2012, 03:00 am

i suggest an Edim chord in the start of line two, and a walking Bass line:
Am Am/G#
Once upon a time there was a tavern,
Edim/G Dm
where we used to raise a glass or two

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