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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,

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    19 Jan 2014 Reply
  • xtcmac

    this is such a great tune early smokey when it was just The Miracles

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • sdicky

    Son, do a background check on her, check her credit....ect

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • chocolate1957

    I shopped around, there's no one out there these days can come close to your classic soul sound, love this track.

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Taiteki

    ...and steer clear of the clearance bin!

    29 Nov 2012 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Miracles leader Smokey Robinson wrote this in about 20 minutes. In a 2006 interview with NPR, he explained that some songs just flowed out of him, and those were often the hits. Robinson wrote the song for another Motown artist, Barrett Strong, but Motown leader Berry Gordy convinced him to record it with his group, The Miracles, and have Robinson's wife, Claudette, sing lead. Gordy worked on the song with Robinson, which was a slower and more Bluesy number when the Miracles first recorded it. Late one night, Gordy woke Robinson up with a phone call announcing he thought up a different arrangement for the song and called the group into the studio to record it. Everybody made it to the studio except the piano player, so Gordy pounded the ivories while the tape was rolling. The hit version, which had a faster tempo and Smokey on lead, was recorded around 3am.

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • TheGhostMutt

    *Starts swinging my hips*

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • ImAnOldiesFan2

    Great one.

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • BlueOclock


    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • pjolliffe

    Gotta dance...

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Top notch Mod music

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
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    14 Jun 2011 Reply
  • britishpakman

    silky bruv

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • coneytobalboa

    How can you sit still when listening to the maestro!

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • jetgar

    JUST GREAT........;-))

    30 Oct 2010 Reply
  • lildharley

    now a days u need 2 shop around!!!

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • barnettwilliam

    amazingly awsome!!!

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • lovesjantzen

    you been shopping along time aren't you about to drop

    8 Feb 2010 Reply

    Smokey brilliant .

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
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