Lyrics: Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen [Neil Sedaka]

OK, Folks, you know the drill. Allright everyone, let’s gather in front of our large, 13″, Black and White TV set, and watch as a tall, lanky man in a khaki uniform walks out, introduces himself as Sheriff John, sits down at a piano, pulls over the boom microphone suspended overhead, and says, “This birthday song is going out to today’s birthday, [assignment: name]:

Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la
Happy birthday sweet sixteen
Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la
Happy birthday sweet sixteen

Tonight’s the night I’ve waited for
Because you’re not a baby anymore
You’ve turned into the prettiest girl
I’ve ever seen,
Happy birthday sweet sixteen

What happened to that funny face
My little tomboy now wears
heels and lace
I can’t believe my eyes
you’re just a teenage dream
Happy birthday sweet sixteen

When you were only six
you played with your big brother
Then when you were ten
you didn’t like each other
When you were thirteen
you were my funny valentine
But since you’ve grown up
your future is sewn up
From now on you’re gonna be mine, so

If I should smile with sweet surprise
It’s just that you’ve grown up
before my very eyes
You’ve turned into the prettiest girl
I’ve ever seen
Happy birthday sweet sixteen

Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la
Happy birthday sweet sixteen
Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la
Happy birthday sweet sixteen
Tra la-la-la-la la-la-la-la
Happy birthday sweet sixteen

 

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