Sixteen Going on Seventeen
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 To write on You are sixteen going on seventeen Baby its time to think Better beware Be canny and careful Baby you're on the brink You are sixteen going on seventeen Fellows will fall in line Eager young lads And grue ways 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 seventeen going on 18 I'll take care of you I am sixteen going on seventeen I know that I'm naive Fellows I meet may tell me I'm sweet And willingly I believe I am sixteen going on seventeen 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 seventeen going on 18 I'll depend on you
Written by: OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II, RICHARD RODGERS
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