Track Title:               It Was A Very Good Year
Album Title:               Frank Sinatra:  The Reprise Collection, Disc 2
Prime Artist:              Frank Sinatra
Arranger:                  Gordon Jenkins

Written by:                Ervin M. Drake


Lyrics:
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

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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

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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

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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, it poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year

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Transcribed by Ron Hontz

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