Home / Art Prints / Manuscript Originals MANUSCRIPT ORIGINALS Ervin Drake "It Was A Very Good Year" Hand signed and illustrated lyrics Manuscript Originals Contact Us for Price Stock Status: In Stock Authentically hand written and illustrated lyrics hand signed by the songwriter Information IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR written by Ervin Drake (1919-2015), was recorded by Frank Sinatra on his own label, Reprise Records, in 1966. Originally written for the Kingston Trio, Sinatra's recording earned two Grammy awards; the first for Best Vocal Performance, Male and the second for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist. Ervin Drake is a past-president of the Songwriters Guild of America and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983. The original of this piece was authentically handwritten and illustrated by Ervin Drake. Graham Nash's fine art printing company, Nash Editions, printed the piece in an edition of 1000. Nash Editions “Manuscript Originals” blind stamp in lower corner. Ervin Drake hand signed each piece in pencil. 14 x 11 inches 36 x 28cms housed in portfolio and with Certificate of Authenticity. This piece acquired direct from Nash Editions. Mint condition. The remaining pieces in the Manuscript Originals series available exclusively from Richard Goodall Gallery.