You Beat Me to the Punch

The Temptations


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ronald White, Smokey Robinson, William Robinson Jr.
album: Track 9 in album The Temptations Sing Smokey
release date: 1965-3-22
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genres: Funk / Soul
styles: Soul/Rhythm & Blues
length: 2:43
writer: Smokey Robinson, Ronald White

Album Information

label: Gordy
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey cover art


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One day I first saw you on passing by,
I was looking at you so hard until you must have had a hunch,
You Beat Me To The Punch, that time,
You Beat Me To The Punch, Yeah!
Oh! After I had known you for, it seems, for long, long time,
When ever you came around, my heart would pound,
So you came up to me and asked me to be yours.
You Beat Me To The Punch. Oh!

So I let my heart surrender to you, yes I did
you were a play boy who would go away and leave me blue.
This time I'm gonna play my hunch, and walk away this very day,
And Beat You To The Punch,
And Beat You To The Punch, Yeah!


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Way You Do the Things You Do
  • 2 Baby, Baby I Need You
  • 3 My Girl
  • 4 What Love Has Joined Together
  • 5 You'll Lose a Precious Love
  • 6 It's Growing
  • 7 Who's Lovin' You
  • 8 What's So Good About Goodbye
  • 9 You Beat Me to the Punch
  • 10 Way Over There
  • 11 You've Really Got a Hold on Me
  • 12 You Can Depend on Me