Sweet Sixteen

Cat. #0366 (MFH #584) - As sung by Harrison Burnett, Fayettville, Arkansas on June 15, 1959

VERSE 1
Come, all o' you Missouri boys and listen to my song
It's not but a few verses, but it won't montain you long
It's of th pretty girls so often you have seen
All tell ya how ya may know, when their sweet sixteen

VERSE 2
They are up before th glass, for to comb and to lace
And to make artificials for to wear around their waist
They hardly look like, their fittin' for t' ween
Along about th time when their sweet sixteen

VERSE 3
Away to church and to sunday school they'll run
Laugh and talk about the boys, for to have a little fun
Laugh and talk about th boys an' call them all so green
Along about the time when their sweet sixteen

VERSE 4
Walk up to one of them, say, may I go home with you tonight
She will always tell you no, but 'er actions tells you yes
She will look as independent and as sassy as a queen
Along about th time when she's sweet sixteen

VERSE 5
Lay your arm around 'er neck as a many one will do
They will always strike at you and be sure t' miss you to
They soon forget that so on ya they will lean
Along about th time when their sweet sixteen