ノリの悪い日記

古今東西の映画、ポピュラー音楽、その他をいまここに交錯させながら随想します。

Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen

1961 年の Neil Sedaka の曲である。日本語のタイトルは『すてきな16才』であった。林寛子が歌っていた。小泉今日子は『私の16才』だが、この曲もどこかで歌っているらしい。

1961:

Neil Sedaka:

1962:

弘田三枝子:

長谷部マサアキ:

石田良子:

1973:

小山ルミ:

1975:

Bee Gees:

1976:

林寛子:

 

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 

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 satins and lace
I can’t believe my eyes
You’re just a teenage dream
Happy birthday, sweet sixteen

When you were only six, I was your big brother
Then when you were ten, we didn’t like each other
When you were thirteen, you were the 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