Those Were The Days
Mary Hopkins (Gene Raskin and Boris Fomin, 1968)




[Dm↓] Once upon a time there was a [Dm↓] tavern
[D7↓] Where we used to raise a glass or [Gm↓] two
Re- [Gm↓] member how we laughed away the [Dm↓] hours
And [E7↓] think of all the great things we would [A7↓] do

Chorus
Those were the [Dm] days my friend
[D7] We thought they'd [Gm] never end
[Gm] We'd sing and [C] dance, for- [C7] ever and a [F] day
[F] We'd live the [Gm] life we'd choose
[Gm] We'd fight and [Dm] never lose
[Dm] For we were [A7] young, and | sure to have our [Dm] way [Dm↓]
La la la [Dm] di, di-di, [D7] di-di-di [Gm] di, di-di
[Gm] Di di di [A7] di, di | di-di di-di [Dm] di [Dm↓]

[Dm↓] Then the busy years went rushing [Dm↓] by us
We [D7↓] lost our starry notions on the [Gm↓] way
[Gm↓] If by chance I'd see you in the [Dm↓] tavern
We'd [E7↓] smile at one another and we'd [A7↓] say

Chorus
Those were the [Dm] days my friend
[D7] We thought they'd [Gm] never end
[Gm] We'd sing and [C] dance, for- [C7] ever and a [F] day
[F] We'd live the [Gm] life we'd choose
[Gm] We'd fight and [Dm] never lose
[Dm] Those were the [A7] days, oh | yes, those were the [Dm↓] days
La la la [Dm] di, di-di, [D7] di-di-di [Gm] di, di-di
[Gm] Di di di [A7] di, di | di-di di-di [Dm] di [Dm↓]

[Dm↓] Just tonight I stood before the [Dm↓] tavern
[D7↓] Nothing seemed the way it used to [Gm↓] be
[Gm↓] In the glass I saw a strange re- [Dm↓] flection
[E7↓] Was that lonely woman really [A7↓] me?

Chorus
Those were the [Dm] days my friend
[D7] We thought they'd [Gm] never end
[Gm] We'd sing and [C] dance, for- [C7] ever and a [F] day
[F] We'd live the [Gm] life we'd choose
[Gm] We'd fight and [Dm] never lose
[Dm] Those were the [A7] days, oh | yes, those were the [Dm] days [Dm↓]

La da da [Dm] da, da da, [D7] la da da [Gm] la, da-da
[Gm] La da da [C] da, la [C7] da da da da [F] da  
[F] La da da [Gm] da, da-da, | la da da [Dm] da, da-da
[Dm] La da da [A7] da, la | da da da da [Dm] da   [Dm↓]

[Dm↓] Through the door there came familiar [Dm↓] laughter
I[D7↓] saw your face and heard you call my [Gm↓] name
[Gm↓] Oh my friend we're older but no [Dm↓] wiser
For [E7↓] in our hearts the dreams are still the [A7↓] same

Chorus
Those were the [Dm] days my friend
[D7] We thought they'd [Gm] never end
[Gm] We'd sing and [C] dance, for- [C7] ever and a [F] day
[F] We'd live the [Gm] life we'd choose
[Gm] We'd fight and [Dm] never lose
[Dm] Those were the [A7] days, oh yes, those were the [Dm↓] days

La da da [Dm] da, da da, [D7] la da da [Gm] la, da-da
[Gm] La da da [C] da, la [C7] da da da da [F] da  
[F] La da da [Gm] da, da-da, | la da da [Dm] da, da-da
[Dm] La da da [A7] da, la | da da da da [Dm] da, la da
[Dm] da da da [F] Da, la da da da [Gm] da, la la la la la [D↓] la

#Original in F#m. This chart is in Dm.

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#Last Updated 10/21/19 JJ
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