Wm. Pollock's Pianobook

Those Were The Days

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

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

And you knew where you were then
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