When I Was Young

Album: Very Best of Eric Burdon & The Animals (1967)
Charted: 45 15
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  • 'The rooms were so much colder then
    My father was a soldier then
    And times were very hard
    When I was young

    I smoked my first cigarette at ten
    And for girls, I had a bad yen
    And I had quite a ball
    When I was young

    When I was young, it was more important
    Pain more painful
    Laughter much louder
    Yeah, when I was young
    When I was young

    I met my first love at thirteen
    She was brown and I was pretty green
    And I learned quite a lot when I was young
    When I was young
    When I was young

    Pain more painful
    Laughter much louder
    Yeah, when I was young
    When I was young

    My faith was so much stronger then
    I believed in fellow man
    And I was so much older then
    When I was young
    When I was young
    When I was young Writer/s: Barrie Enest Jenkins, Danny McCulloch, Eric Victor Burdon, John Weider, Victor Briggs
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 2nd 1967, "When I Was Young” by Eric Burton & the Animals entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #77; four weeks later on April 30th, 1967 it peaked at 15 {for 3 weeks} and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on June 3rd, 1967 it reached #2* {for 3 weeks} on the Australian RPM 100 Singles chart...
    Between 1964 and 1968 the British quintet had eighteen Top 100 records; three made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "The House of the Rising Sun" for three weeks in 1964...
    For their last eight charted records their name changed from The Animals to Eric Burton & the Animals...
    * The three weeks that "When I Was Young" was at #2, the #1 record for those three weeks was "This Is My Song" by Petula Clark.
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