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When the World Was Young

This song is by Marlene Dietrich and appears on the live album An Evening with Marlene Dietrich (1991).

This song is a cover of "Le chevalier de Paris" by Édith Piaf.
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When the World Was Young
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 M'sieur, 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

Wherever I go they mention my name
And that in itself, is some sort of fame
"Come by for a drink, we're having a game!"
Wherever I go I'm glad that I came
The talk is quite gay, the company's fine
There's laughter and lights, and glamour and wine
And beautiful men and some of them mine
But sometimes my eyes see a different shine

The apple trees
Sunlit memories
Where the hammock swung
On our backs we'd lie
Looking at the sky
Till the stars were strung
Only last July
When the world was young
Only last July
When the world was young


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Original French lyrics by Angèle Vannier Wikipedia16
English version by Johnny Mercer Wikipedia16

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