When I became of age,
My mother called me to her side.
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 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 around.)
Woh, yeah, you better shop around."
(Shop, shop around.)

Ah-ah-ah,
"There's some things that I want you to know, now,
a-Just as sure as the wind's 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 around.)
Woh, 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 you 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."
My mama told me, "You better shop around.


[Instrumental break featuring saxophone.]

Oh-oh-hey-ey-hey-ey,
"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 you 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 hate to see you feelin' sad and blue, now."
My mama told me, "You better shop around."
(Shop, shop around.)

Ah-ha, don't let the first one git'cha.
Oh, no, 'cause I don't wanna see her wit'cha.
Ah-ha, before you let her hold you tight,
a-Yeah, yeah, make sure she's alright.
Ah-ha, before you let her take your hand, my son,
[Fade.]
Understand, my son.
Be a man, my son.
I know you can, my son.
I love ya...

 

這首歌是1960年由The Miracle所出的單曲,掌時非常的嗆紅呢。這首歌由Robinson 和 Berry Gordy所寫,描述一位母親告訴成年的孩子,如何找到適合的女朋友或老婆。最初的版本有很強的藍調影響,在地區底特律發行,主要是因為想要更多商業的資源。這首歌出版後,馬上竄紅,甚至有人回應這首歌而出了專輯。

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