When You Were Sweet Sixteen

Lyrics by James Thornton (1898)


When first I saw the love light in your eye
I thought the world held naught 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 saw you on the village green
Come to me ere my dreams of love are o'er
I love you as I loved you
When you were sweet
When you were sweet sixteen