The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game (3:08)

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“The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game” is a 1966 single by Motown Records girl group The Marvelettes, from their self-titled album of the same year.

It was written by Smokey Robinson of The Miracles, and reached number two on the Billboard R&B chart and number 13 on the Hot 100. The song is written in the first person, from the point of view of someone who has “laid such a tender trap” to catch a lover. Lead singer Wanda Young-Rogers (wife of Miracles member Bobby Rogers) talks about how she had been stalking her lover, having to learn his “ways and habits” so she could plan how to catch him. But “certain things rearrange” and she finds herself caught, presumably, in love with her ‘game’.

Lead vocals by Wanda Young Rogers

Background vocals by Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, and The Andantes: Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow, and Louvain Demps

Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers


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