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When you were sweet sixteen

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When You Were Sweet Sixteen Lyrics and guitar chords, James Thornton Made famous by The Fureys,. Also recorded by Tommy Flemming, Glen Campbell and by Val Doonican, to name a few.

When[G] first I saw the love light in your[C] eyes,,[Am
I[D] thought the world held nought but joy for[G] me
And[G] even though we[Em] drifted far a[C]part
I[A] never dream but what I dream of[D] you
[Chorus]
IG] love you as I never loved be[C]fore
Since[D] first I saw you on the village[G] green
Come[G] to me e'er my dreams of love is[C] o're,,[Am]
I[C] love you as I[G] loved you,when you were[D] sweet
When you were[Am] sweet six[G]teen
 
Last night I dreamen I held you in my arms
And once again you were my happy bride
I kissed you as I did on 'Auld Lang Syne',
As to the church we wandered side by side 

Sweet Sixteen In The Key Of C Major-Same Key As Tin Whistle Notes
 
When[C] first I [CMaj7]saw the[Am] love light in your[F] eyes
I[G] thought the world held[G7] nought but joy for[C] me...[G7]
And[C] even thou[CMaj7]gh we[Am] drifted [Am7]far a[F]part...[Dm]
I[D] never dream but [D7]what I dream of[G] you...[G7]
[Chorus]
I[C] love you as I [Am]never loved be[F]fore...[Dm]
Since[G] first I saw you on the village[C] green....[G7]
Come[C] to me[CMaj7] 'ere my [Am]dreams of love is[F] o're...[Dm]
I[D] love you as I[C] loved [CMaj7]you, [Am7]when you were[Em] sweet
When you were[Dm] sweet[G7] six[C]teen

Sweet 16 was Jim Hand's idea said Finbar. It was written by a Tipperary man. Finbar's father used to sing the song.
Finbar was humming Sweet 16 one night and Jim said, ''God
You Shold Record That''. But it was way too short to record
so Finbar wrote the banjo riff for it. So off the Fureys went
into the recording studio and sang it then recorded it.
The Fureys went off to tour America and when they returned
the song had reached No 1 in the Irish charts. It went to
No. 12 in the British charts and No 1 in the Australia charts.
Then the follow up alubm came out and reached No. 1.
In total The Fureys had 8 No.1 albums in Ireland

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Lyrics Without Chords
When first I saw the love light in your eyes,,
I thought the world held nought but joy for me
And even though we drifted far apart
I never dream but what I dream of you
[Chorus]
 love you as I never loved before
Since first I saw you on the village green
Come to me e'er my dreams of love is o're,,
I love you as I loved you,when you were sweet
When you were sweet sixteen
 
Last night I dreamen I held you in my arms
And once again you were my happy bride
I kissed you as I did on 'Auld Lang Syne',
As to the church we wandered side by
[repeat chorus] side 

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