ROLF
You wait, little girl, on an empty stage
For fate to turn the light on
Your life little girl is an empty page
That men will want to write on


LIESL
To write on


ROLF
You are sixteen going on seventeen
Baby, it's time to think
Better beware and canny and careful
Baby, you're on the brink


You are sixteen going on seventeen
Fellows will fall in line
Eager young lads and roues and cads
Offer you food and wine


Totally unprepared are you
To face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared are you
Of things beyond your ken


You'll need someone older and wiser
Telling you what to do
I am seventeen going on eighteen
I'll take care of you!


LIESL
I am sixteen going seventeen
I know that I'm naive
Fellows I meet may tell me I'm sweet
And willingly I believe


I am sixteen going seventeen
Innocent as a rose
Bachelor dandies, drinkers of brandies
What do I know of those?


Totally unprepared am I
To face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared am I
Of things beyond my ken


I need someone older and wiser
Telling me what to do
You are seventeen going on eighteen
I'll depend on you!


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The Sound Of Music- Sixteen Going On Seventeen song meanings
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    General Commentthis is my favourite song from this musical but can anyone ever remember the words to it ? i never can
    btw i feel so sorry for lisel falling for a nazi and all how much would that suck?
    wilson89on December 30, 2004   Link

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