In 1960, Johnny Burnette recorded the song “You’re Sixteen, You’re Beautiful, and You’re Mine.” It reached #8 on the Pop charts. For those of you who may not have lived in a couple different centuries and a couple different milliniums, here is the original song by Johnny Burnette for your listening pleasure.
In 1974, Ringo Starr recorded the same song. It made it all the way to #1, possibly because former bandmate Paul McCartney played a kazoo solo during the recording.
Nothing like a kazoo to add a little pizzazz!
In 2021, I rewrote the lyrics of the song as a tribute to my wife on her 70th Birthday.
You come on like a dream on Titanium knees
And hand me my list of chores
You’re 70, you’re beautiful, and your mine!
You’re all hormones and pills, ooh, what a thrill
Eyes that sparkle when I whine
You’re 70, Your beautiful, and you’re mine!
We’ve got three beautiful grandkids, one dog for our pet
And medicare for all the diseases we ain’t had yet!
You’re by my side until my heart goes pop
You sleep with a machine so your breathing won’t stop
You’re 70, You’re beautiful, and you’re mine!
(kazoo solo here)
You walked out of my dreams when we first dated
Before I knew what hit me I was domesticated!
You’re 70, You’re beautiful, and you’re mine (mine, mine, mine, all mine!)
You were only 21 when you became my mate
We’re gonna be together til one of of our names is preceded by “the late”
You’re 70, your beautiful, and you’re mine!
One of the greatest events of the year 1951 was what became known as “The Great Flood of 1951″ in the Midwest. Little did I realize that a baby girl born on June 4, 1951, in Hot Springs, Arkansas with the last name “Flood” made 1951 the year of TWO great floods for me.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful, patient, thoughtful wife!!
My wife in her early dancing days before becoming a dance major in college
My wife shortly before we were married.
49 years later here we are getting our picture taken in the actual vehicle driven by Jethro Clampet in The Beverly Hillbillies. We never dreamed we could be this lucky! And she is still smiling!