September Of My Years (Expanded Edition)

It Was A Very Good Year

by Frank Sinatra

on September Of My Years (Expanded Edition) (1965), At The Sands (1968), Vegas (Live) (2006)

When I was seventeen
It was a very good year
It was a very good year for small town girls
And soft summer nights
We'd 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
We'd ride in limousines
Their chauffeurs would drive
When I was thirty-five

But now the days are 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

Song Comments (1)
On It Was A Very Good Year by Frank Sinatra

By M-K Peebles

Posted

When I was young these lyrics were so moving. It was like I saw this song in my mind. Sometimes make me cry. Now I'm in the Autumn of my life. Always been a favorite.
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