Иван Лабазов (labazov) wrote,
Иван Лабазов

Those Were the Days ...

30 августа 1968 года вышел сингл Мэри Хопкин "Those Were the Days". А 25 сентября 1968 года в первый и пока единственный раз британский хит-парад на 6 недель возглавила русская песня — спродюсированная Полом Маккартни и исполненная Мэри Хопкин (Mary Hopkin) англоязычная версия старинного романса "Дорогой длинною" под названием "Those Were the Days".

О Мэри Хопкин и её песне:
Мэри Хопкин в Wikipedia
"Those Were the Days" в Wikipedia
Публикация о Мэри и ее песне в "Музыкальной газете"
Подробная история песни "Those Were the Days" (на английском)
"Mary Hopkin Greatest Hits" (в мр3-формате)

Видео "Those Were the Days" 1968 года:

"Those Were The Days ..."
English text by Gene Raskin

Once upon a time there was a tavern,
Where we used to raise a glass or two.
Remember how we laughed away the hours,
think of all the great things we would do.

Those were the days my friend,
We thought they'd never end,
We'd sing and dance for-ever and a day,
We'd live the life we choose,
We'd fight and never lose,
For we were young and sure to have our way.
Lalala lah lala, lalala lah lala
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days.

Then the busy years went rushing by us.
We lost our starry notions on the way.
If by chance I'd see you in the tavern,
We'd smile at one another and we'd say:

Just tonight I stood before the tavern,
Nothing seemed the way it used to be.
In the glass I saw a strange reflection,
Was that lonely woman really me.

Through the door there came familiar laughter.
I saw your face and heard you call my name.
Oh, my friend, we're older but no wiser,
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same ...

P.S. "Дорогой длинною ..." в исполнении Вертинского, Баяновой, Козина, Церетели, Морфесси, Никитского, Шульженко:

Версия Bonnie Tyler:

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