It is considered one of Aznavour's greatest hits. The English-language lyrics, written by Herbert Kretzmertell of a man reflecting on his life, recalling how he had wasted his younger years on hedonistic pursuits, and now that he is older, he is unable to do everything that he had planned; the lyrical implication is that the man may be close to his impending Yesterday When I Was Young - Various - Country Sunshine (8-Track Cartridge).
In the United States, the best-known version was recorded by country musician Roy Clark. Clark performed the song at Mickey Mantle 's funeral inat Mantle's personal request. Charles Aznavour performed this song with Patrick Bruel in a live performance. This version can be heard on Aznavour's 40 chansons d'or album. Amanda Lear recorded her personal version for her CD Heart.
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