(It Was) A Very Good Year Lyrics

Don McLean


publisher: ©THE SONGWRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA
writers: Ervin Drake
album: Track 5 in album Rearview Mirror
release date: 2005
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length: 3:25

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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

Track Listing

  • 1 If You Could Read My Mind
  • 2 Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
  • 3 Wonderful Baby
  • 4 Love Me Tender
  • 5 (It Was) A Very Good Year
  • 6 El Paso
  • 7 My Saddle Pals and I
  • 8 And I Love You So
  • 9 Crying
  • 10 Empty Chairs
  • 11 Homeless Brother
  • 12 TB Blues
  • 13 Magdalene Lane
  • 14 Infinity
  • 15 Prime Time
  • 16 American Pie
  • 17 Run, Diana Run
  • 18 You've Got to Share