She was only sixteen, only sixteen
But I loved her so
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

We'd laugh and we'd sing and do funny things
And it made our hearts glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

So why did I give my heart so fast
It never will happen again
But I was a mere child of sixteen
I've aged a year since then

She was only sixteen, only sixteen
Ooh, with eyes that would glow
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

So why did I give my heart so fast
It never will happen again
But I was a mere child of sixteen
I've aged a year since then

Now she was only sixteen, only sixteen
Ooh, but I loved that girl so

But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

Yes, she was too young to fall in love
And I, I was too young
I was much too young to know


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"Only Sixteen" as written by Sam Cooke

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    General CommentSam Cooke cover about falling in love young but being too young to fall in love.
    kfe2on February 04, 2006   Link

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