KA'ELEH HAYU HAYAMIM

HAYU YAMIM CHAVER 

Bamish'ol hatzar timtza adain
et oto pundak yashan noshan.
Vetizkor ech shir utz'chok veyayin
rakmu chalom tza'ir betoch ashan.

Chorus:
Hayu yamim, chaver
ach hem chalfu maher
rakadnu vezimarnu "Ko Lechai"
lachamnu milchamot
chalamnu chalomot
hayinu tse'irim vehaya kedai
la la la.

Ech navlu shanim ken'vol haperach
nashru hachalomot im hashanim.
Im tifgosh oti over baderech
chayech elai metoch kimatei panim.

Chorus:
Hayu yamim, chaver
ach hem chalfu maher
rakadnu vezimarnu "Ko Lechai"
lachamnu milchamot
chalamnu chalomot
hayinu tse'irim vehaya kedai
la la la.

Rak halailah be'amdi bapetach
shel oto pundak yashan noshan.
Biz'gugit raiti et hatzelem
shel d'muti s'chutah k'mo ashan.

Hayu yamim, chaver...

Mibifnim alah tz'chokam paru'a
sham'ati et kolcha miyamim.
Yedidai zaknu ach yadu'a
hachalomot yihyu tamid t'mimim.

Chorus:
Hayu yamim, chaver
ach hem chalfu maher
rakadnu vezimarnu "Ko Lechai"
lachamnu milchamot
chalamnu chalomot
hayinu tse'irim vehaya kedai
la la la.

THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND

THERE WERE DAYS, FRIEND 

Once upon a time there was a tavern
where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we whiled away the hours
and dreamed of all the great things we would do

Chorus:
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
we'd fight and never lose
for we were young and sure to have our way.
la la la.

Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our on the way
If by chance I'd see you in the tavern
We'd smile at one another and we'd say....

Chorus:
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
we'd fight and never lose
for we were young and sure to have our way.
la la la.

Just tonight, I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass, I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me?

Those were the days, my friend

Through the door, there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh, my friend, we're older but no wiser
For in our hearts, the dreams are still the same

Chorus:
Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes, those were the days

 

כאלה היו הימים

Hebrew words
German & Yiddish words
Russian words


LYRICS
Orig. Unknown; Hebrew: Miki Hartavi
MUSIC
Unknown
SINGER
Shuli Natan
Avi Toledano
Original English singer: Mary Hopkins
CD
Avi Toledano - My Whole Life (collection) CD 1 Track 7
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Chayim Shiryon
DANCE FORMAT
Partner

Words transliterated and translated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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