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Shop Around
The Miracles Lyrics


When I became of age my mother 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 somethings that you don't understand now,
Before you ask some girl for her hand now
Keep your freedom for as long as you can now."

My mama told me, "You better shop around, (shop, shop)
Oh yeah, you better shop around." (shop, shop around)

Ah, there's somethings that I want you to know now.
Just as sure as the winds gonna blow now
The women come and the women gonna go now
Before you tell em that you love em so now.

My mama told me, "You better shop around, (shop, shop)
Oh yeah, you better shop around." (shop, shop around)

A-try to get yourself a bargain son.
Don't be sold on the very first one.
A-pretty girls come a dime a dozen,
A-try to find 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-a you now.
My mama told me, "You better shop around."

Ooh yeah, a-try to get yourself a bargain son.
Don't be sold on the very first one.
A-pretty girls come a dime a dozen,
A-try to find 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-a you now.
Make sure that her love is true now.
I hate to see you feelin' sad and blue now."

My mama told me, "You better shop around (shop, shop)
Don't let the first one get you
Oh no cause I don't want to see her with you
Before you let her hold you tight, ah yeah make sure shes alright
Before you let her take your hand my son
Understand my son, be a man my son I know you can I love you"

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: BERRY GORDY JR, WILLIAM ROBINSON JR.

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Citadel

Love Smokey and the Miracles.
The "echo" on this song was achieved by putting a microphone inside a Mason jar, and Smokey sung into the Mason jar.
Love it. love it. love it.

Pika

@j b I’m reading a book on Aretha Franklin written by her biographer and just came across a part that said Sam Cooke’s song “You Send Me” was the ultimate cross over as it topped the R&B charts and pop charts. This was what got Aretha Franklin to hurry up and make the switch from gospel singing to secular music. She always had a dream to cross. And then Aretha made impact of her own as you said with Soul music :)

j b

Music marketed to the African American community was originally called race records, and was rarely if ever played on “white” radio stations. It changed to Rhythm and Blues in the 1950 and the crossover began. What was later called Soul became the without a doubt the greatest influence on the direction and marketability of American popular music, and therefore on almost all popular music today.

Giuseppe LoGiurato

Lol, it reminds me of that movie "oh brother, where art thou?", when the old blind radio guy said, "just sing into this can, and try not to be too negro... Y'all ain't negroes, are ya?" (Well, yes we all are, except our singer is white, so...)

Matthew

Citadel
Mason jars, duct tape, and WD40
Who needs tools when you have these miracles

Cindy Weir

This was such big hit. Smokey has the smoothest voice ever.

TheGeriatricHippie

And the advice, every young man/woman needs to hear this advice. :)

Rob McGowan

Talent galore Cindy. He was smooth as silk with the classic Motown dance moves too.

Shankia Williams

I'm a 80s baby but i absolutely love this song!!

Travis Walker

I was born in 99 lol

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