Shop Around

Lyrics: Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy
Music: Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy

Played by Bob Weir with Kingfish.

When I became of age
My mam called me to her side
She said "son you're growing up now
Pretty soon you'll take a bride"
And then she said

Just because you've become a young man now
There's still some things that you don't understand now
Before you ask some young girl for her hand now
Keep your freedom for as long as you can now
My mama told me, you'd better shop around
Oh yeah, you'd better shop around

There's some things I want you to know now
Just as sure as the wind's gotta blow now
The women come and the women go now
Before you tell them that you love them so now
Oh yeah, you'd better shop around

Try to get yourself a bargain, son
Don't be sold on the very first one
Pretty girls come a dime a dozen
Try to find one who's gonna give you true lovin'

Before you take a girl and say "I do" now
Make sure that she's in love with you now
My mama told me, you'd better shop around
Oh yeah, you'd better shop around

Try to get yourself a bargain, son
Don't be sold on the very first one
Pretty girls come a dime a dozen
Try to find one who's gonna give you true lovin'

Before you take a girl and say "I do" now
Make sure that she's in love with you now
Make sure that her love is true now
I'd hate to see you feeling sad and blue now
My mama told me, you'd better shop around
Oh yeah, don't let the first one get you
'Cause I don't want to see her with you
Before you let her hold you tight
Make sure she's all right
Before you let her take your hand, son
Understand, my son, be a man, my son
I know you can, my son
[etc]
Recordings
None by Kingfish. The original was an early hit for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.


 


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