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Doug_Remley Origin: Those Were the Days (Gene Raskin) (52* d) Those Were the Days 14 Apr 03

I had just played an old CD from Russia called "Song from the War" and halfway through heard the unmistakeable tune and words of "Those Were the Days" from a 1942 recording. I had always thought it was original for Mary Hopkins but a digital search and an old thread revealed its Russian souce, also. Just wanted to say thanks for sources such as this, and it apparently was a well-loved ballad long before Hopkin's recording,

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