On this date in 1981, The Fureys reached no. 14 in the UK charts with When You Were Sweet Sixteen.

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen’
(James Thornton)

When first I saw the love light in your eye
I dreamt the world held naught but joy for me
And even though we drifled far apart
I never dream, but what I dream of thee

I love you as I never loved before
Since first I met you on the village green
Come to me or 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 dreamt 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 never loved before
Since first I met you on the village green
Come to me or my dream of love is o’er

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