When We Were Sweet Sixteen (Now I'm Sixty-Four)

DESCRIPTION: The singer wanders through hills and by streams as he had years before and finds them unchanged. He hopes to meet (his sweetheart?) "upon that far-off shore" where they "both shall reign; we'll talk about those happy days"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Guigne; MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: age reunion nonballad
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Guigne, pp. 365-366, "When We Were Sweet Sixteen (Now I'm Sixty-Four)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #18247
RECORDINGS:
Jim Rice, "When We Were Sweet Sixteen" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES: The chorus is "And I long for those bright days to come again once more, But come again they never will for I am sixty-four." - BS
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