Mary Celestia Parler;
of Rudy, Ark.
Butler's Ford, Ark.
September 24, 1955
Reel 230, Item 4
Along About The Time When They're Sweet Sixteen
Come all ye young people and listen to my song,
Nothing to embarrass you and won't detain you long,
It's about the pretty girls that's ever to be seen,
'Long about the time when they're sweet sixteen.
They'll go 'fore the looking glass, comb their hair
Were making artificials to wear around face,
They acted ..... (?)
Along about the time they were sweet sixteen.
You may step up to one, May I go home with you tonight?
They always say, No, but their actions they will show,
They look as innocent and as fancy as a queen,
Along about the time when they're sweet sixteen.
You may lay your arms around their neck, as a heap do,
Always strike at you, but they're sure to miss you, too,
They'll become all this, and on you they will lean,
Along about the time when they were sixteen.
To Sunday School and meeting, the girls they will run,
To talk about the boys, to have a little fun,
They'd talk about the boys behind their backs,
If I had a chance, I'd give you all the facts.
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