"Seasons in the Sun" is an English-language adaptation of the song "Le Moribond" by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel, with lyrics by American singer-poet Rod McKuen. It became a worldwide hit in 1974 for Terry Jacks and became a Christmas Number 1 in 1999 for Westlife. The Terry Jacks' version is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million copies worldwide.
The song is a dying protagonist's…
Goodbye to you, my trusted friend
We've known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and A B C's