Blossom Dearie

Yesterday When I Was Young Ukulele tab

Blossom Dearie

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Yesterday When I Was Young

(Charles Asnavour)

      Am7            D7                 
Yesterday when I was young  
                       G7M                  C7M 
The taste of love was sweet as rain upon my tongue 
                   F#m7                  B7 
I teased at life as if it were a foolish game 
                      Em         Bm             E7 
The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame 
                       Am7                             D7 
The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned  
                  G7M                        C7M  
I always built to last on weak and shifting sand 
                     F#m7                      B7 
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day 
               Em           Bm        E7 
And only now I see how the years ran away 
       Am7            D7                  
Yesterday when I was young 
              G7M                     C7M 
So many happy songs were waiting to be sung 
                Am7                        B7 
So many wayward pleasures lay in store for me 
                    Em             Bm        E7 
And so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see 
                   Am7                           D7                  
I ran so fast that time and youth, at last, ran out 
                      G7M                     C7M 
I never stopped to think what life was all about 
                Am7                 B7 
And ev'ry conversation I can now recall 
                      Em      Bm               E7 
Concerned itself with me, and nothing else at all 
      Am7               D7                
Yesterday the moon was blue 
                  G7M                         C7M 
And ev'ry crazy day brought something new to do 
                F#m7                 B7 
I used my magic age as if it were a wand 
                  Em         Bm          E7 
And never saw the waste and emptiness beyond 
                    Am7                       D7                              
The game of love I played with arrogance and pride 
         G7M     C7M 
And ev'ry flame I lit too quickly, quickly died 
                        F#m7                    B7 
The friends I made all seemed somehow to drift away 
               Em       Bm               E7 
And only I am left on stage to end the play 
                    Am7                      D7                           
There are so many songs in me that won't be sung 
                     G7M                      C7M 
I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue 
                          Am7              B7 
The time has come for me to pay for yesterday  
         Em   Am   Em 
When I was young.
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