Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1908

Comments

New York: F.A. Mills (1908)

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[Verse 1]
When a boy I always tried to reach
On the tree with the very highest peach;
I thought the peach I couldn’t reach the sweetest ever seen;
When I fell in love at twenty-one
I found out like ev’ry mother’s son,
The peach that was the sweetest was the peach of sweet sixteen.

[Chorus]
Sweet Sixteens, dark or fair,
Eyes of brown or blue,
Sweet Sixteens, debonair, shy, haughty too;
Girlies with roguish eyes, girls that are queens,
Those airy, fairy, laughing, merry, cherry
Sweet Sixteens.

[Verse 2]
Sunday afternoons along the beach
If you chance to spy a blushing peach,
You best beware, you best take care if she but smiles on you;
There is mischief in her baby stare,
Pretty peeping eyes, and dimples fair,
You don’t know why you love her but you know you do, you do.

[Chorus]

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