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Everything Else / Yesterday When I Was Young!
« Last post by Taurian on November 15, 2018, 11:40:37 AM »
I have requested that the song, "Yesterday When I was Young" be played at my funeral.

This was one of the songs that I played and sang when I was a solo-artist. Written by Charles Aznavour, and performed by Roy Clark, I thought it was an extraordinarily moving piece, and I hope that I did justice to the not only the words, but also the guitar work.

I first heard the song while watching the popular show "Hee Haw' when I was much younger, but the song stuck in my head as I sat mesmerized with Roy's Clark's solo guitar work on the piece.

Roy Clark, sadly, has passed away at age 85 (https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/roy-clark-country-music-legend-and-hee-haw-star-dead-at-85), and that song will live with me to the grave.

Yesterday When I Was Young
Charles Aznavour

(spoken)
Seems the love I've known has always been
The most destructive kind
Guess that's why now I feel so old
Before my time.

(sung)
Yesterday when I was young
The taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue
I teased at life as if it were a foolish game
The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame
The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned
I always built, alas, on weak and shifting sand
I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day
And only now I see how the years ran away
Yesterday when I was young
So many drinking songs were waiting to be sung
So many wayward pleasures lay in store for me
And so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see
I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out
I never stopped to think what life was all about
And every conversation I can now recall
Concerned itself with me, and nothing else at all
Yesterday the moon was blue
And every crazy day brought something new to do
I used my magic age as if it were a wand
And never saw the waste and emptiness beyond
The game of love I played with arrogance and pride
And every flame I lit too quickly, quickly died
The friends I made all seemed somehow to drift away
And only I am left on stage to end the play
There are so many songs in me that won't be sung
I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue
The time has come for me to pay for yesterday when I was young
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Firearm Reviews / Shooting Black Powder - Traditions "Trapper" Percussion .50-Caliiber
« Last post by Taurian on November 11, 2018, 09:12:36 AM »
New pistol review: The Traditions "Trapper" .50-caliber muzzle-loading percussion pistol:

http://guntoters.com/blog/2018/11/11/shooting-black-powder-the-traditions-trapper-percussion-pistol-in-caliber-50/

Comments, as usual, are always welcome!
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Everything Else / Re: Just found this and had to post it.
« Last post by flyover on November 11, 2018, 08:03:29 AM »
 :)
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Everything Else / Re: Happy birthday Tom!
« Last post by flyover on November 11, 2018, 08:01:25 AM »
Happy Belated Birthday Tadrian!
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Everything Else / Re: Happy birthday Tom!
« Last post by M1911A1 on November 10, 2018, 05:12:03 PM »
We haven't seen him for so long, we're not even sure that he exists!

Tom? Where'd you go, Tom?

Come back!
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Everything Else / Re: Happy birthday Tom!
« Last post by NorCalChuck on November 10, 2018, 04:39:06 PM »
He certainly doesn't look 75.
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Everything Else / Happy birthday Tom!
« Last post by LEJoe on November 10, 2018, 11:35:38 AM »
Happy 75th Birthday Tadrian.. wherever you are!!    ::)
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Everything Else / Re: Just found this and had to post it.
« Last post by M1911A1 on November 06, 2018, 02:00:53 PM »
Yup...
That's me.

...And don't ask me about my health, because I just might tell you. All of it.
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Everything Else / Just found this and had to post it.
« Last post by NorCalChuck on November 06, 2018, 12:44:49 PM »
Enjoy
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Everything Else / Remember, Remember the Fifth of November...
« Last post by M1911A1 on November 04, 2018, 07:15:50 PM »
The Fifth of November: Guy Fawkes Night.
So-called "Anarchists"—and maybe the so-called "Antifa," as well—are probably going to blow something up, or maybe just riot.

But The Guy wasn't an anarchist, nor was the plot to which he subscribed.
He was a regicide, not an "anti-fascist."
He just wanted a different king. Or no king at all.

Which reminds me: The so-called "Antifa" act more like Hitler's Brown-Shirt bully boys, and like Mussolini's Black Shirts, than they do freedom fighters: "Agree with us, or we'll beat you up and break things."
They are the real fascists, and not anti-fascist at all.

Click on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night
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