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Lyr Req: When She Was Sweet Sixteen (Charlie Poole

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Uncle_DaveO 09 May 02 - 03:20 PM
Joe Offer 09 May 02 - 03:29 PM
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Subject: C.Poole's 'when she was sweet sixteen'
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:20 PM

I don't find, either in the DT or the forum, the words to this comic song Charlie Poole recorded.

This is about the singer's one-time girlfriend, who chewed gum CONTINUALLY, and left wads of chewed gum stuck here and there and wherever. I have a CD with Charlie Poole singing it, but can't get around his accent to the words.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: When She Was Sweet Sixteen - Charlie Poole
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:29 PM

Hmmm. I found an interesting blurb on Poole here (click). What CD do you have the song on, Dave?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: C.Poole's 'when she was sweet sixteen'
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:31 PM

there is a new book out on Charlie Poole, that I think has lyrics to many of his songs included, shouldn't be hard to find


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: C.Poole's 'when she was sweet sixteen'
From: Mrrzy
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:42 PM

What could I do so I let her chew when she was sweet 16 - I have this. If I could remember the first verse I could remember the rest...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: C.Poole's 'when she was sweet sixteen'
From: Mrrzy
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:44 PM

I met a gal long time ago, she was a sugar plum
I loved her well but sad to tell she'd chew on chewing gum
There was no laws to stop her jaws which worked like a machine
What could I do? So I let her chew when she was sweet 16
Instrumental bridge
... OK, maybe I can't remember it all. I'll keep posting as I recall...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: C.Poole's 'when she was sweet sixteen'
From: GUEST,Bill kennedy
Date: 09 May 02 - 03:48 PM

I'm gettin' old, the book is not that new, I guess, 1982, but still available here:

To contact Kinney Rorrer email him at ktrorrer@gamewood.net. Please include your name, telephone number, email and mailing addresses if you would like a book. The cost of the book is $12, including shipping.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: C.Poole's 'when she was sweet sixteen'
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 09 May 02 - 04:06 PM

Joe, I have Charlie Poole, Old-Time Songs, on County.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: C.Poole's 'when she was sweet sixteen'
From: Stewie
Date: 09 May 02 - 08:12 PM

You will find the lyrics here:

Sweet Sixteen

The site has lyrics of all Poole's recordings.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: C.Poole's 'when she was sweet sixteen'
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 09 May 02 - 10:53 PM

Thanx! That's great!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: C.Poole's 'when she was sweet sixteen'
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 10 May 02 - 08:05 AM

I've never been able to come up with a coherent 3rd line of 3rd verse either. . .

NOTE TO PLAYERS: it really IS sung and played in the key of F, using G tuning on the banjo.


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Subject: Lyr Add: When she was sweet sixteen
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 10 May 02 - 11:53 AM

Sweet Sixteen

I had a Jane a long time ago, she was a sugar plum
I loved her well but it's sad to tell, she'd chew her chewing gum
There was no laws to stop her jaws which worked like a machine
What could I do? So I let her chew, when she was sweet sixteen

She chewed all day, chewed all night, that was going some
She hardly stopped to chew her meals, she was so fond of gum
She chewed and chawed, chawed and chewed, and her brand was wintergreen
And while I wooed, this girl she chewed, when she was sweet sixteen

She had a way so cute and gay of sticking gum around
Down on the chairs or on the stairs those wads of gum was found
I often cussed because they mussed my passing plod unseen
I had great luck in getting stuck on this day was sweet sixteen

Some days have passed since I stuck fast to that sweetheart of mine
And now and then you'll find again a wad of gum divine
I had a mat on which I sat and called her my colleen
It's stuck to me and so has she since the day she was sixteen

DRO


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: C.Poole's 'when she was sweet sixteen'
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 10 May 02 - 11:56 AM

GUEST Pete Petersen:

This line?:
"I often cussed because they mussed my passing plod unseen"

I think if you substitute (if only in your mind) the word "foot" or "step" for "plod" it's pretty clear: the wads stuck to his feet because he didn't see them.

DAve Oesterreich


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