“Sweet Sixteen”


The singer talks about "the pretty girls who often may be seen 'Long about they time when they're sweet sixteen." He describes how they primp and show off and talk about boys. (He warns that they tease, or will not work.)

Cross references

  • cf. "Putting on the Style" (theme)


  1. Logsdon 38, pp. 200-202, "Sweet Sixteen" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #10098
  3. BI, Logs037


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1976 (collected by Logsdon from Riley Neal); copy in the Lomax papers probably from before 1940
Keywords: youth beauty nonballad
Found in: US(Ap,So,SW)