When You Were Sweet SixteenWords & Music by James Thornton, 1898
Recorded by The Mills Brothers, 1940
E7 A E7 A A9 A D F#7 B7 I love you as I nev - er loved be - fore E7 D9 E7 Cdim A Edim E7 Since first I met you on the vill - age green. E7 A E7 A A9 A D F#7 B7 Come to me, ere my dream of love is o'er D9 Cdim Bm7-5 D9 A I love you as I loved you A D9 E7 A When you were sweet A E7 D9 E7 Cdim A When you were sweet six - teen.
This one was requested so long ago that I can't find the record of who requested it. It's probably among the oldest songs on this site, and is now known largely as a barbership harmony song...but it's a gorgeous, simple ballad.