It was a Very Good Year (Ray Charles)

It Was A Very Good Year - Features Willie Nelson - Ray Charles When I was seventeen It was a very good year It was a very good year for small town girls And soft summer nights We'd hide from the lights On the village green When I was seventeen When I was twenty-one It was a very good year It was a very good year for city girls Who lived up the stair With all that perfumed hair And it came undone When I was twenty-one When I was thirty-five It was a very good year It was a very good year for blue-blooded girls Of independent means We'd ride in limousines And their chauffeurs would drive When I was thirty-five But now the days grow short I'm in the autumn of my years And I think of my life as vintage wine From fine old kegs From the brim to the dregs And it poured sweet and clear It was a very good year