I Am 16 Going On 17

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You wait little girl
On an empty stage
For fate to turn the light on.

Your life little girl
is an empty page
that men will want to write on.

You are 16 going on 17
Baby its time to think
Better beware
Be canny and careful
Baby you're on the brink.

You are 16 going on 17
Fellows will fall in line
Eager young lads
And grueways and cads
Will offer you fruit and wine.

Totally unprepared are you
To face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared are you
Of things beyond your ken.

You need someone
Older and wiser
Telling you what to do
I am 17 going on 18
I'll take care of you.

I am 16 going on 17
I know that i'm naive
Fellows I meet may tell me I'm sweet
And willingly I believe.

I am 16 going on 17 innocent as a rose
Bachelor dandies
Drinkers of brandies
What do I know of those.

Totally unprepared am I
To face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared am I
Of things beyond my ken.

I need someone
Older and wiser
Telling me what to do
You are 17 going on 18
I'll depend on you.

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Lotta, Dominican Republic

18 July 2016 at 2:10am

"oh no not another ono&...quet; but I suppose Fes as tourist city can absorb boutique riads like camels take on water. There must be a limit though. My worst nightmare is the medina morphing into a theme park. There's already a trend in this direction. Comment please on far it should go?

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Ccla, United States

28 June 2015 at 4:00am

I love the song and it sounds so cute when they sing it!

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Lovely, Canada

2 February 2015 at 2:59pm

very good song

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Jeanne, United States

1 April 2014 at 3:31am

I always loved this song, but the first time I ever heard it was in the Broadway musical starring Mary Martin. The young girl who sang this in the play always seemed as if she were only 16 and naive. I keep thinking her name was Laurie...

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Jasmyn, American Samoa

27 April 2013 at 11:16pm

i love the song but i get comfused a little

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Daniel, United States

4 April 2013 at 1:34am

i love this song and every on says i sing like an angel i hope they tell the truth

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Rania, India

14 February 2013 at 1:26am

beautiful song just lov it

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Mya, United States

24 November 2012 at 6:33pm

I love this story because it has detail.

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D'kayla, United States

24 November 2012 at 6:29pm

This is a good story and I like it who every wort this.

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Anna, Peru

13 May 2012 at 9:22pm

Just touch her boobs already!

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Carebear, United States

8 March 2012 at 8:40pm

I love this song it brings back memories of my gram RIP gram

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Josh, United States

11 December 2011 at 4:04pm

Imagine this song in a modern movie - the feminazis would be screaming "sexism sexism"!

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Kelly, United States

1 November 2010 at 10:50pm

loveeeee it! I have just turned 17, and that was my song of the week :)

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Mandy, Bulgaria

30 April 2010 at 8:15pm

@ Bob: it is from the Sound of Music :)

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Amber, Columbus Lowndes

5 March 2010 at 5:36pm


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Bob, La.

10 December 2009 at 2:03am

This song is on the Allstate Thing on the tv.

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Madhulika, India

14 November 2009 at 5:47am

I jus love ths song and the movie aswell...!

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Madhulika, Chennai

14 November 2009 at 5:46am

Ths is such a beautiful song....!

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Kayon, Usa

29 September 2009 at 10:57pm

love it

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Michaela, Usa

27 July 2009 at 12:58am

I love this song! The sound of music may be the best Musical Ever!

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