You're Sixteen - Johnny Burnette / Ringo Starr
Song Lyrics, Artist Information, Chart History

  • Written by the songwriting team of brothers Richard and Robert Sherman, who also composed one of the most translated and popular songs ever written, "It's A Small  World (After All)" for Disney, as well as the music for Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • In 2005 they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame along with Bill Withers, John Fogerty, Isaac Hays, Steve Cropper,  and David Porter
  • The song was originally recorded by Johnny Burnette (born 3/25/34 in Memphis Tennessee, died in a boating accident 8/1/64 at the age of 30)
  • His version went to #8 on the Top 40 charts in 1960
  • It was the highest charting of four Top 40 hits for Burnette
  • Remade by former Beatle Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey 7/7/40 in Dingle, Liverpool, England
  • Ringo's version went to #1 on the Top 40 charts in 1973
  • His cover of the song featured singer / songwriter Nilsson (Everybody's Talkin & Without You) on backup vocals, and none other than Sir Paul McCartney on Kazoo
  • It was the fourth of 12 Top 40 hits for Ringo, and the second of his two #1 hits

A sample of this song as performed by Oracle is available by clicking on either of the links below.  The RealAudio file will stream to your computer rather quickly assuming you have the RealAudio player installed.  The MP3 file must download completely first, but is of a higher audio quality.

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You're Sixteen - Song Lyrics

You come on a like a dream, peaches and cream
Lips like strawberry wine
You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine

You're all ribbons and curls, ooh what a girl
Eyes that sparkle and shine
You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine

You're my baby, you're my pet
We fell in love on the night we met
You touched my hand, my heart went pop
Ooh when we kissed we could not stop

You walked out of my dreams and into my arms
Now you're my angel divine
You're sixteen, you're beautiful and you're mine

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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