Those were the days!
A great song we all know and love

 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.

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'd choose
we'd fight and never loose
for we were young, and sure to
have our way
La la la la, la la la la la la la 
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...

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 lonely person really me?
(Chorus) Those were...

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 dreams are still the same...
(Chorus) Those were...