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How Could I Let You Get Away
The Spinners Lyrics


Like howdy-do
Your tin soldiers, your clowns too
They're all laughing at you
I'm laughing at you too

Like basketball
Five fouls and that was all
The games you really knew, yeah
Why couldn't I beat you

In the middle of the room
Got no time to count my sheep today
How could I let you get away
When I knew I'd need somebody soon hoo hoo
How could I let you get away
When I knew I'd need somebody soon

Like mother goose
Winds you up then turns you loose
Block ten was beatin' two
And I can't tell green from blue, no no

Like cat and mouse
Games of chase instead of house
I get so mad at you
Like parents often do

In the middle of the room
Got no time to count my sheep today, baby
How could I let you get away
When I knew I'd need somebody soon, hoo hoo
(How could I let you get away) baby
When I knew I'd need somebody soon

Ooh baby
(How could I let you get away, baby) how could I let you get away, baby
(When I knew) when I knew I'd need somebody soon, yeah
Hey, baby
I didn't count my sheep, I let them moan and weep, baby
(When I knew I'd) I knew down inside I'd need somebody soon

Like mother goose I done let you loose (how could I let you get away)
And need you, baby, yeah
Ooh-wee, I need somebody soon
Help me now, keep my feet on the ground (how could I let you get away)
My baby

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ANGELO BOND, GREGORY S. PERRY, GENERAL N. JOHNSON

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Ernie Johnson

Easily one of their best.

Zach Kopka

Great tune discovered through Johnny osbourne

Tanya Peterson

HOW COULD I LET THOSE 70'S MEMORIES GET AWAY! THIS SPINNERS SONG IS SO AWESOME! STILL LISTENING IN 2020!

Eric Benjamin Johnson

This is really a sad song if you listen to the words but still one of my favorite tunes from the 70's

Lil Peaches Ali

Their best led by Philippe Wynne. may he rest in paradise

Eric Hinton

@Zach Kopka No that was Bobby. Don't worry I made the same mistake too. I think everybody has

Zach Kopka

Did he sing I'll be around?

What's The Deal

Spinners classic!!!!!

Cyndi Lunsford

This is the most emotional song of my adolescense! And I'm 57 years old now!

Frank Tuck

Classic Soul never gets old it refreshes the soul of the listeners like a glass of cool water in the summertime! It will also cure whatever you are suffering from. It is now curing the blues of the virus COVID-19. If you are confined to your homes like many of us trying to beat this pandemic then there is nothing better than this type of timeless music!

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