Roy Clark – Yesterday When I was Young, “Hier encore”, whose original French title translates to “Just yesterday” or “Not so long ago”, is a song written by Charles Aznavour and released in September 1964.
In the United States, the best-known version was recorded by country musician Roy Clark. His version, under the English title “Yesterday When I Was Young,” became his biggest hit up to that time on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, peaking at No. 9 in August 1969, and indeed, it became his only top 40 pop hit, peaking at No. 19. Clark performed the song at Mickey Mantle’s funeral in 1995, at Mantle’s personal request. In Canada, the song reached number seven on the pop chart, number two on the country chart, and number one AC.
Roy Clark – Yesterday When I was Young
From the album Yesterday When I Was Young
B-side “Just Another Man”
Released May 1969
Recorded January 1969
Label Dot 45-17246
Songwriter(s) Charles Aznavour and Georges Garvarentz
Herbert Kretzmer (English lyric)
Producer(s) Joe Allison