It Was a Very Good Year

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It Was a Very Good Year

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue May 15, 2018 12:31 pm

It Was a Very Good Year
Mark Steyn

History of the song.

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Re: It Was a Very Good Year

Post by gnome » Tue May 15, 2018 3:53 pm

When I was 17...
I drank a very good beer...
I drank a very good beer, I purchased
With a fake ID...
My name was Brian McGee...
I stayed up listening to Queen...
When I was 17...
EDIT: I just noticed this one was in the link!
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Re: It Was a Very Good Year

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue May 15, 2018 4:05 pm

Mark Steyn wrote:To be honest, Homer's fake ID and staying up listening to Queen may approximate more closely to most youthful experience than Frank's poignant reflections on perfumed hair coming undone. But what makes the cover version one of the all-time great musical parodies is that Homer's glum recitation – life as an accumulation of banalities - is set to more or less exactly the same intense Gordon Jenkins arrangement as Sinatra's original.
Keely Smith wrote:When a man sings 'When I was seventeen... twenty-one... thirty-five', everyone thinks, 'Wow, what a life he's led.' When a woman sings it, everyone thinks, 'Whoa, this woman is really old.'
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Re: It Was a Very Good Year

Post by gnome » Tue May 15, 2018 5:49 pm

Which arrangement did Statler and Waldorf use?

Another note: I have the Kingston Trio version on my MP3 player.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: It Was a Very Good Year

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed May 16, 2018 1:32 am

2525 was a very good year
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Re: It Was a Very Good Year

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 16, 2018 8:59 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:2525 was a very good year
But a really shitty song. :P
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