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You Beat Me To The Punch 2:40 Trk 5
(W. Smokey Robinson)
Mary Wells
Backing vocals, The Love Tones: Stan Bracely (bass)
Carl Jones (tenor) and Joe Miles (baritone)
Musicians: The Funk Brothers (Motown)
Produced by Smokey Robinson, Motown Records single #1032
Pop Chart #9 Aug. 11, 1962
Album: Mary Wells The Ultimate Collection
Motown #314530859-2



That day I first saw you
Whoa-whoa, passing by
I wanted to know your name
But I-I was much too shy

But I was looking (lookin') at you so hard
Until you must have had a hunch
(You must have had a hunch)
So, you came up to me
And asked me my name

You beat me to the punch
(You beat me to the punch) that time
You beat me to the punch
(You beat me to the punch)
Whoa-oh-oh-oh
You beat me to the punch
(You beat me to the punch)

Oh-oh-whoa, after I hadn't known you
For what seems like a long, long, time
I wanted, wanted to ask you
Would you please, please be mine?

Whenever you came around
(You came) my heart would pound
So, you must have had a hunch
(You must have had a hunch)
So, you came up to me
You asked me to be yours

You beat me to the punch
(You beat me to the punch) one more time
You beat me to the punch
(You beat me to the punch)
Whoa-oh-oh-oh
You beat me to the punch, yeah
(You beat me to the punch)

Since I love you
I thought you would be true
And love me tender
So, I let my heart surrender to you-hoo
Yes, I did

But I found out beyond a doubt
One day boy, you were a playboy
Who would go away
And leave me, blue-ooo

So, I ain't gonna wait around (go around)
For you to put me down (what you oughta do)
This time I'm gonna play my hunch
(I'll be here, you can blame my stunt)
Then walk away this very day

And beat you to the punch
(And beat you to the punch) this time (go!)
I'll beat you to the punch, yes I will (go!)
(I'll beat you to the punch)

FADES-

Let you know, now
(I'll beat you to the punch) how little it feels
(Why don't you)
Ho-ho-ho
(I'll beat you to the punch)
Ho-ho-ho.

~



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