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When You Were Sixteen lyrics

When You Were Sixteen  lyrics, performed by Al Jolson in The Jolson Story, among many others — €“  written by James Thornton

You were sweet sixteen, you were sweet sixteen
I love you as I never loved before!
Since first I met you on the village green.
Come to me, or my dream of love is o’er!
I love you as I loved you,
When you were sweet
When you were sweet sixteen.

When first I saw the lovelight in your eye,
And dreamt the world held naught but joy for me.
And even though we drifted far apart,
I never dreamt of what I dream of thee

I love you as I never loved before!
Since first I met you on the village green.
Come to me, or my dream of love is o’er!
I love you as I loved you,
When you were sweet
When you were sweet sixteen.