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Song Parodies -> "It Was a Terrible Year"

Original Song Title:

"It Was a Very Good Year"

Original Performer:

Frank Sinatra

Parody Song Title:

"It Was a Terrible Year"

Parody Written by:

Glynn Leaney

The Lyrics


The year that I was born, it was a terrible year.
It was a terrible year for one and all,
Especially my Dad
It turned out so bad, he was quite forlorn;
The year that I was born.

When I became a teen, it was a terrible year.
It was a terrible year, I bunked off school and then ran away
Well I just couldn’t stay, I dyed my hair green,
When I became a teen.

When I was forty four, it was a terrible year.
It was a terrible year, my wife had affairs,
With several of my friends; drove me clean round the bend.
She still wanted more,
When I was forty four.

And now my hair has gone, and all my teeth have fallen out.
And at the end of the day I sit and think what might have been,
If I had only seen; now it’s ended in tears,
After those terrible years.

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