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When I became of age my mother called me to her side
She said ґson youґre growing up now, pretty soon
Youґll take a brideґ...

Sings:
And then she said...
ґJust because youґve become a young man now
(Man, now)
Thereґs still some things that you donґt understand now
(Son, now)
Before you ask some girl for her hand now
(My son)
Keep your freedom for as long as you can nowґ

My mama told me...ґyou better shop aroundґ
(Shop, shop around) a-whoa-yeah
You better (uh-huh) shop around
(Shop, shop around)
Uh-uh-uh

ґThereґs some things that I want you to know now
(Uh-huh-...ooo)
A just as sure as the winds gonna blow now
(Uh-huh-...ooo)
The women come and the women gonna go now
(Uh-huh...ooo)
Before you tell ґem that you love ґem so now
My mama told me...ґyou better shop aroundґ
(Shop, shop around) whoa-yeah
You better (uh-huh) shop around
(Shop, shop around)

ґA-gotta get yourself a bargain son
Donґt be sold on the very first one
A-pretty girls come a dime a dozen
A-try to find one whoґs gonna give ya true lovinґ
(Uh-huh...ooo)
ґBefore you take a girl and say I do now
A make sure sheґs in love with-a you nowґ
My mama told me
(You better shop around)

Instrumental

Oh-hey-hey-hey
(ooooooh)
ґTry to get yourself a bargain son
Donґt be sold on the very first one
(First one, first one)
A pretty girls come a dime a dozen
A try to find one whoґs gonna give ya true lovinґ
(Uh-huh...ooo)
Before you take a girl and say ґI doґ now
Make sure sheґs in love with a-you now
Make sure that her love is true now
Iґd hate to see you feelinґ sad and blue nowґ
My Mama told me
ґYou better shop aroundґ
(Shop, shop around)
(Uh-huh ґdonґt let the first one get youґ)
(Shop, shop around)
On no,'cause I donґt wanna see ya ґwicherґ
(Uh-huh shop, shop around)
Uh-huh ґbefore you let ґem hold you tightґ
(Shop, shop around)
A-yeah-yeah (shop around)
ґMake sure she's alrightґ
(Uh-huh, shop, shop around)
ґUh-huh before you let ґem take your hand my sonґ
(Uh-huh, shop, shop around)
ґUnderstand my sonґ
(Uh-huh, shop, shop around)
ґBe a man my sonґ
(Uh-huh, shop, shop around)
ґI know you can my sonґ
(Uh-huh, shop, shop around)
I love it
(Uh-huh shop, shop around)
A shop around...



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  • U
    UnregisteredDec 23, 2011 at 7:00 am
    Find the love that will fill most human needs. There is no one girl that will do it all. Nor is there one man. Have fun before you settle down. Be sure the one you chose shares the most likes and is willing to experiment, but, be faithful to one another. No one human can fill all human needs, wants, desires, dreams. To find the right one, you must first love yourself, the more ya shop . Try new things with new people. You learn new things about your own likes and dislikes!

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