Only Sixteen
written by: Sam Cooke

from The NOLA Treblemakers: Back To One! (December 6th 2023) (2:01)
She was only sixteen, only sixteen
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 the little things
That made my heart 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 lad 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
Oh, it never will happen again
(But you were a mere lad 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
But she was too young to fall in love
And I was too young to know

earliest live performance: December 13th 2014