Andrea Carroll - It Hurts To Be Sixteen
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It Hurts To Be Sixteen:Andrea Carroll. #45 on BB Hot 100 on BIG TOP Records in 1963. (Chiffons are the back-up singers.) (Great 'teen angst' song.) INTRO: D Bm (Rat-a-tang-rat-a-tang-tu-tang-tu-tang.. D Bm rat-a-tang-rat-a-tang.) #1. Bm Em7 A The kids are singing loud (rat-a-tang-tu-tang-tu-tang) E A Happy birthday, sweet sixteen. D Bm And so, I smile and hope (rat-a-tang-tu-tang-tu-tang) D that my tears will not be seen. Bm G Because I'm much too old to cry (too old to cry) Gbm B but still too young to find out why (to find out why.) E A D Why I'm so lonely, it hurts to be sixteen. D Bm D (Rat-a-tang-rat-a-tang-tu-tang-tu-tang..rat-a-tang-rat- Bm a-tang.) #2. Bm Em7 A Don't think that you're grown up (rat-a-tang-tu-tang- Em7 A tu-tang) when you become sixteen. D Bm Because like me, you'll see (rat-a-tang-tu-tang-tu-tang) D Bm you're only in between. Em7 G They say that you're too old for toys (too old for toys) Gbm Bm But still you're much too young for boys (too young for B Em7 A D boys) I hate to tell you, it hurts to be sixteen. BRIDGE: Am7 Bm G Bm G Gbm I found a wonderful guy (wonderful guy) I want to spend my life with him (spend my life with him.) Bm E They say we're too young to start..they're driving us apart.. A Em7 A we're finished before we begin. #3. Bm Em7 A I can't keep smiling through (rat-a-tang-tu-tang-tu-tang) Em7 A cause it hurts, sweet sixteen. D Bm D This party's over now (rat-a-tang-tu-tang-tu-tang) and you know what I mean. Bm G To all of you who have shown up (who have shown up) come back Gbm Bm next year when I've grown up (when I've grown up.) Em7 A D But now please go, because it hurts to be sixteen. OUTRO: D Bm D (You know it hurts to be sixteen) you know it hurts. D Bm D (They say it hurts to be sixteen) I said it hurts. D Bm (You know it hurts to be sixteen)(Fade.) A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.