Αυτή είναι η πρώτη εκτέλεση του τραγουδιού του Ervin Drake που θα γινόταν αργότερα διάσημο στην πολυτελή βερσιόν του Frank Sinatra. Ήταν το ιδιαίτερα πετυχημένο στην εποχή του φολκ-ποπ συγκρότημα των Kingston Trio που κυκλοφόρησε το “It Was A Very Good year” το 1961.

This is the first performance of the Ervin Drake’s song that would later become a hit in the luxurious Frank Sinatra’s version. It was the acknowledged folk-pop band Kingston Trio which released “It Was A Very Good Year” in 1961.

… 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 light 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 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 fine old kegs.
From the brim to the dregs, it poured sweet and clear.
It was a very good year.

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  1. david amram December 30, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Ehphraisto poli for mention my 1962 score i composed for “The Manchurian Candidate,

    Now 60 years later the sound track for the whole fim is released on a five CD box set of my music for films

    As they say in the Bible “All good things come to all who wait”

    i always tel this to young artists of all genres..Just keep being creative and hope for the best


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    1. Oannes December 30, 2022 at 8:44 pm

      This was an unexpectable post, and a very touching one!
      I am the one who has to thank you for all the brilliant music you’ve given, and still giving to the world!

  2. Liz Gauffreau December 30, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    I remember this one from my growing-up years (although I think the one I remember was the Sinatra version).

    1. Oannes December 30, 2022 at 8:39 pm

      The Sinatra version is magnificently dramatic, not only because of the voice. But this one has its own charm, in my opinion.

  3. Resa December 30, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    I never would have thought that the Kingston Trio recorded this song.
    Hahaha! The Kingston Trio is a band I would never have thought I’d hear on this site!
    I’m always learning here!


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