It Was A Very Good Year
Frank Sinatra 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

When I was twenty-one, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for city girls
Who lived up the stairs
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 my years
And 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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MARCUS2961

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 perfumed hair
That 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 the old kegs,
From the brim to the dregs
It poured sweet and clear;
It was a very good year.



roflmows

when i was 13, i laughed at this song when my parents listened to it. "stupid old people crap", i used to think.

when i was 23, i disregarded it. never listened to boring old people crap.

and now i'm 44.

and you know what?

everything he's singing about happened to me, too,

and whether i want to or not,

now i understand perfectly.

so whenever this song comes on,

i hear.

and i shudder,

and i smile.

because now i understand

they were all a very good year.



Pablo Althaus

LYRICS
💙 IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR 💙

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 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
💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙



Lina Ters

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

[Verse 2]
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
It poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year



All comments from YouTube:

Michael Ferril

I was in the violin section at Capitol records when Frank did some of his recordings. I was so stupid and young, I got there early and it was just me and Frank. I didn’t know what to say. My friend Anatoly came in and Frank said to us,” You boys working for me tonight”? We said,”Yes Mr. Sinatra” Frank said” Alright play well for me”. We thanked him and went back to talking about violins. 🤦‍♂️

Mary Nack

What a great memory! The orchestration is really beautiful.

Jay Tatro

I listened to this song when I was 19. I'm 69 now.

Bruce Cruickshank

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Kamelia Lugo

Wow

Mary Nack

It's not a young man's song. I wonder how old Blue Eyes was when he performed it? (The orchestration is really beautiful!)

Talkz

I’m so inspired now
Thank u
And I’m 43
#Cheers!

ЛОСЬ Kuaang sanid Hayni

im 13 and im listening to this song

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kunekune

Funny how your understanding of this song becomes so much clearer as you get older...

Clay Sturgeon

@Nicolás Capdet listen to him he takes you for a ride over IDK 50 years of a life ...a good life it was a very good year. every year above ground was a good year. And i'm not an old person just a good listener!

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