You Beat Me to the Punch Song Lyrics

The Temptations

The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey cover art
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One day I first saw you on passing by,
I wanted to know your name but I was much too shy.
I was looking at you so hard until 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. Oh!
You Beat Me To The Punch, Yeah!

Oh! After I had known you for, it seems, for long, long time,
I wanted to ask you would you please be mine.
When ever 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, that time,
You Beat Me To The Punch. Oh!

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


  • credits


    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
    popularity : 103 users have visited this page.
    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