Uploaded by on Jul 1, 2007

This is one of my favorite songs ever. Can’t find a specific reason why it is, but it has been so ever since it came out back in 1968 when I was in my early teens. It just sounds so nice… and Mary Hopkin’s voice is just so sweet.

Mary Hopkin - FestivalMy pal Firdaus Emir found this quote which has some information that I did not know, mainly due to structural failure because the fires were so intense, oh, wait, wrong thread. Oh dear. Scuzi… That should’ve said “mainly due to having never made any inquiries into the song’s origins.”

“Those Were the Days” is a song credited to Gene Raskin, who put English lyrics to the Russian song “Dorogoi dlinnoyu” (“Дорогой длинною,” lit. “By the long road”), written by Boris Fomin (1900–1948) with words by the poet Konstantin Podrevskii.

Although my love for this song and artist may be simply because of the song’s sweet sound, is it possible that it’s Russian origins stirred some sort of innate response to ignite within the deepest, darkest nooks and crannies of my abyssal brainpan?

Don’t know about that, but hey, it could be so, right?

Just messin’ with ya. Kind of.

I really did think that just now.

Yes, I’m quite strange.


Oh, hey, here’s Mary Hopkin’s website.


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