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Lyr Req: When You Were Sweet Sixteen (J Thornton)

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John M 07 Oct 98 - 03:51 PM
Barbara Shaw 07 Oct 98 - 04:31 PM
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Subject: When you were sweet 16 Lyrics, author ?
From: John M
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 03:51 PM

Anyone know the lyrics, and author, of this song. I do know that The Furey's did this one. How old is it ? Thanks !!!!!!!! Can anyone beat Joe Offer to this task ? ( doubt it )


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN (J Thornton)
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 04:31 PM

These are the words and credits from The International Lyrics Server.

WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN

When first I saw the lovelight in your eye,
And heard thy voice, like sweetest melody,
Speak words of love to my enraptur'd soul,
The world held naught but joy in store for me.
E'en though we're drifting down life's stream apart,
Your face I still can see in dream's domain;
I know that it would ease my breaking heart
To hold you in my arms just once again.

chorus
I love you as I never loved before
Since first I saw 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.

------
Words and music by James Thornton
Originally published 1898, copyright imprint 1899.
Now in public domain.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN (J Thornton)
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 05:17 PM

John....

It's on my gig sheet - drives my mother to tears. There's another verse, too. I got my lyrics directly from the Levy site.

......Tiger

From The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music:

WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN
Words and Music by James Thornton
"Sung With Great Success By Bonnie Thornton. Also Sung With Success By Raymon Moore."
New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1898.

1. When first I saw the love-light in your eye,
And heard thy voice like sweetest melody,
Speak words of love to my enraptur'd soul,
The world had naught but joy in store for me,
E'en though we're drifting down life's stream apart,
Your face I still can see in dream's domain:
I know that it would ease my breaking heart
To hold you in my arms just once again.

CHORUS: I love you as I never lov'd 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 lov'd you
When you were sweet, when you were sweet sixteen.

2. Last night I dreamt I held your hand in mine,
And once again you were my happy bride.
I kiss'd you as I did in Auld Lang Syne,
As to the church we wander'd side by side.
The love I bear for you can never die:
Without you I had rather not been born:
And, even tho' we never meet again,
I love you as the sunshine loves the morn. CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN (from film)
From: Gene
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 12:29 PM

And here's yet another version
from the Columbia picture
"The Jolson Story"

WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN
Writer: James Thornton
copyright MCMXLIV


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

CHORUS
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.

Last night I dreamt I held your hand in mine
And once again you were my happy bride
I kissed you as I did in auld lang syne
As to the church we wandered side by side

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: When you were sweet 16 Lyrics, author ?
From: John M.
Date: 21 Oct 98 - 11:17 PM

That's it ! James Thornton, 1898 Thasks Guys !!!!!!!


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