When You Were Sweet Sixteen

When first I saw the love-light in your eyes,
I dreamed the world held not but joy for me.
And even though we drifted far apart,
I never dream but 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 or,
I love you as I loved you, when you were sweet,
When 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 or .
I love you as I loved you, when you were sweet,
When you were sweet sixteen.


Written by James Thornton.
The song was published in 1898.

The song was inspired by Thornton's wife, Bonnie,
when she asked her husband if he still loved her.
Thornton replied, "I love you like I did when you were sweet sixteen.


Recorded by Perry Como (C) April 10, 1947






















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