Shop Around

Gordy-Robinson, 1964.  Recorded: 07-04-64

Johnny Kidd (voc) - Mick Green (lead) - Johnny Spence (bass) - Frank Farley (drums) - Vic Cooper (keyboards)

No styles were safe from adaptation, as shown by Kidd & co.'s take of this Motown song.

 
When I became of age my mother called me to aside
She said "son your 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 you don't understand now
Before you ask some girl for your hand now
Keep your freedom for as long as you can now
My Mama told me - better shop around
Oh yeah, better shop around, ah-hah-hah

There's some things that I want you to know now
Just as sure as the wind's going to blow now
Women come and the women gonna go now
Before you tell 'em that you love them so now
My Mama told me - better shop around
Oh yeah, you'd better shop around

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

Before you take a girl and say "I do" now
Make sure 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 - better shop around

(instrumental break)

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

Before you take a girl and say "I do" now
Make sure 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, you'd better shop around
Be a man, if you can, I know you can
Be a man my son, if you can my son
Aaaahhh (improvise to fade)
 
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