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Lyr Req: It Was a Very Good Year

Robert T. 25 Nov 96 - 12:34 PM
alarose@ncwc.edu 10 Dec 96 - 06:05 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 12 Dec 06 - 01:07 AM
GUEST 12 Dec 06 - 03:26 AM
Jeremiah McCaw 12 Dec 06 - 10:17 PM
Cluin 12 Dec 06 - 10:30 PM
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Subject: Brown and Dana album It Was A Very Good Year
From: Robert T.
Date: 25 Nov 96 - 12:34 PM

I once had a folk album in the 1960's by Brown and Dana entitled "It Was A Very Good Year". I believe that either one or both of them sand with the Serendipity Singers.Some of the selections included the Title Song, Old Blue,Sinner Man, Wanderin, etc. and all were done in a fantastic up- tempo version. I have tried unsuccessfully for years to find a copy or at least the lyrics to the tunes. I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me in finding in- formation on this album or in optaining a copy or cassette of it. Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Brown and Dana album It Was A Very Good Year
From: alarose@ncwc.edu
Date: 10 Dec 96 - 06:05 PM

Don't know this, but I sing with a guy who does. Contact dearhardt@ncwc.edu.


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR (Ervin Drake)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 01:07 AM

From

It Was a Very Good YearErvin Drake

When I was seventeen
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for small town girls
And soft summer nights
Wed 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 stair
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
Wed ride in limousines
Their chauffeurs would drive
When I was thirty-five
 
But now the days grow short
I'm in the autumn of the year
And now I think of my life as vintage wine
>from fine old kegs
>from the brim to the dregs
And it poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year
 
It was a mess of good years


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Was a Very Good Year
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 03:26 AM

A tiresome song....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Was a Very Good Year
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 10:17 PM

I dunno, Guest. Possibly the best thing Sinatra ever recorded. Definitely my favourite orchestration - sort of Ravel-like.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: It Was a Very Good Year
From: Cluin
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 10:30 PM

I liked Shatner's version of this one. No, really.

Jeez, you're really going to town on these old lyric requests, George. Go, man, go!


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