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Those Were The Days

Lee Adams and Charles Strouse; Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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Boy, the way Glenn Miller played
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Songs that made the Hit Parade
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Guys like us, we had it made
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Those were the days

Didn't need no welfare state
Everybody pulled his weight
Gee, our old La Salle ran great
Those were the days

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And you knew where you were then
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Girls were girls, and men were men
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Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

People seemed to be content
Fifty dollars paid the rent 
Freaks were in a circus tent
Those were the days

Take a little Sunday spin
Go to watch the Dodgers win
Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin

Hair was short and skirts were long
Kate Smith really sold a song
I just don't know what went wrong
Those were the days