The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51244   Message #779582
Posted By: Orac
09-Sep-02 - 08:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: When You Were Sweet Sixteen (J Thornton)
Subject: When you were sweet sixteen - original
Does anyone on the Mudcat sing James Thornton's original song from 1898 or does everyone do the cut down Al Jolson version from 1930 perpetuated by the likes of Perry Como, Ink Spots, Fureys etc. I assume that Mr Jolson carved it up to get it on a 78... but it did the song no favour.