Only Sixteen


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

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
With eyes that would glow
But she was too young to fall in love
and I was too young to know

Words & Music by Sam Cooke