Way Back in the 1960s Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Robin Williamson
Original Band
The Incredible String Band

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Joe Boyd w/ Robyn Hitchcock MASS MoCA North Adams Massachusetts US March 12, 2011
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK November 27, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US August 09, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US August 09, 2020
Joe Boyd w/ Robyn Hitchcock The Basement Sydney New South Wales Australia November 09, 2011
Joe Boyd w/ Robyn Hitchcock Le Poisson Rouge New York New York US March 11, 2011
Joe Boyd w/ Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US March 14, 2011
Joe Boyd w/ Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US March 19, 2011

Lyrics

I was a young man back in the 1960s.
Yes, you made your own amusements then,
For going to the pictures;
Well, the travel was hard, and I mean
We still used the wheel.
But you could sit down at your table
And eat a real food meal.

But hey, you young people, well I just do not know,
And I can't even understand you
When you try to talk slow.

There was one fellow singing in those days,
And he was quite good, and I mean to say that
His name was Bob Dylan, and I used to do gigs too
Before I made my first million.
That was way, way back before,
Before wild World War Three,
When England went missing,
And we moved to Paraguayee.

But hey, you young people, I just do not know,
And I can't even understand you
When you try to talk slow.

Well, I got a secret, and don't give us away.
I got some real food tins for my 91st birthday,
And your grandmother bought them
Way down in the new antique food store,
And for beans and for bacon, I will open up my door.

But hey, you young people, well I just do not know,
And I can't even understand you
When you try to talk slow.

Well, I was a young man back in the 1960s.