When you were sweet sixteen: Thornton

When first I saw the love-light in your eye
I dream't the world held nought but joy for me
and even though we drifted far apart
I never dream, but what I dream of thee

I love you as I've never loved before
since first I met you on the village green
Come to me e're my dream of love is o'er
I love you as I loved you
when you were sweet,
when you were sweet sixteen

Last night I dream't I held your hand in mine
and once again you were my happy bride
I kissed you as I did in auld lang syne
as to the church we wandered side by side

I love you as I've never loved before
since first I met you on the village green
Come to me, e're my dream of love is o'er
I love you as I loved you
when you were sweet,
when you were sweet sixteen.