Sweet little sixteen (live)
Chuck Berry - 1960

They’re really rockin’ on bandstands, Philadelphia, P.A.
Deep in the heart of Texas, way down to Frisco Bay.
All over St. Louis. Way down to New orleans.
All the cats wanna dance with sweet little sixteen.

Sweet little sixteen, got the growin’ up blues.
Tight dresses and lipstick, sportin’ high heel shoes.
Oh, but tomorrow morning, she’ll have to change her trend.
Go back to bein’ just sixteen and back in class again.

They’re really rockin’ on bandstands, Philadelphia, P.A.
Deep in the heart of Texas, way down to Frisco Bay.
All over St. Louis. Way down to New orleans.
All the cats wanna dance with sweet little sixteen.

Sweet little sixteen, got the growin’ up blues.
Tight dresses and lipstick, sportin’ high heel shoes.
Oh, but tomorrow morning, she’ll have to change her trend.
Go back to bein’ just sixteen and back in class again.

They’re really rockin’ on bandstands, Philadelphia, P.A.
Deep in the heart of Texas, and down to Frisco Bay.
All over St. Louis. Way down to New orleans.
All the cats wanna dance with sweet little sixteen.

About this song

This was recorded for the UK Granada TV show “Boy Meets Girls” produced by Jack Good. The video no longer exists. It was recorded´╗┐ at ABC TV Studios, Parrswood Road, Didsbury, Manchester UK on 19 February 1960, and broadcast on TV on 27 February.

Derek Henderson

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