18 October 2009

Frank Sinatra lyric of the week from the Gigliotti vinyl collection

It isn't by chance I happen to be
a boulevardier, the toast of Paris,
for over the noise, the talk, and the smoke
I'm good for a laugh a drink or a joke.
I walk in a room, a party, or ball,
"Come sit over here!" somebody will call
"A drink for monsieur, a drink for us all"
But how many times I stop and recall:

Ah, the apple trees,
blossoms in the breeze that we walked among
lying in the hay,
games we used to play,
while the rounds were sung,
only yesterday,
when the world was young.

"When the World was Young"
as performed by Frank Sinatra, Point of No Return (1961)

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