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YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH
Mary Wells


That day, I first saw you passing by

I wanted, to ask your name but I...was much too shy

But I was looking at you so hard

That you must have had a hunch.

So you came up to me and asked me my name.


You beat me to the punch

That time

You beat me to the punch

Yes you did.


After, I had known you for what seems like a long, long time

I wanted, wanted to ask you would you please, please be mine

Whenever you came around, my heart would pound

So you must have had a hunch.

So you came up to me and asked me to be yours.


You beat me to the punch

One more time

You beat me to the punch

Yes you did.


Since I loved you

I thought you would be true

And love me tender

So I let my heart surrender

To you, yes I did.

But I found out

Beyond a doubt

One day, boy

You were a playboy

Who would go away and leave me

Blue.


So I ain't gonna wait around for you to put me down

This time I'm gonna play my hunch

And walk away this very day.

And beat you to the punch

Yes I will

I'll beat you to the punch

This time.


MARY WELLS

Mary Esther Wells (May 13, 1943 – July 26, 1992) was an American singer who defined the early sound of Motown Records in the early sixties. Along with The Miracles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and The Four Tops, Wells was said to have been part of the charge in black music onto radio stations and record shelves of mainstream America "bridging the color lines in music at the time."

With a string of hit singles mainly composed by Smokey Robinson including "Two Lovers" (1962) ... Read More