Who Sang Mother You, Smother You? The Supremes

The Supremes The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Edward, Jr. Holland, Lamont Dozier, Lamont Herbert Dozier, R. Dean Taylor
Release Date: 1967-1-23
Genre: Funk / Soul
length: 2:37
producer: Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland
Lyrics
(Brian Holland/Lamont Dozier/Edward Holland, Jr./R. Dean Taylor)

I wanna mother you, smother you
with a love you've never known
I wanna talk to you,
say sweet things to you
Let you know that I'm yours alone
Now, you need a lot of loving,
and my darlin', you need it now
You've been alone for so long
You've forgotten what love is all about
Let me rock you in the cradle of my arms,
let my love protect you from all harm
I'll be your shelter when you want me to
I'll be your comfort when you need me to

I wanna mother you, smother you
with a love that's gentle and true
I wanna talk to you,
say sweet things to you
and my love will see you through
Put your head on my shoulder
Put your hand, darling, in mine
Just let me take you in my arms,
and love away the loneliness you hide
And when life sometimes gets you down,
and you need to cry
Oh, I'll be standing by your side
To be your strength and be your guide

I wanna mother you, smother you
Show me what love is about
I wanna talk to you,
say sweet things to you
Take away all of your doubt

Just let me mother you, smother you
with a love you've never known
I wanna talk to you,
say sweet things to you
Let me know that I'm yours alone

Ooh, mother you, smother you
with a love you've never known
I wanna talk to you,
say sweet things to you
Let me know that I'm yours alone

Mother you,
smother you

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  • 2 You’re Gone (But Always in My Heart)
  • 3 Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone
  • 4 Mother You, Smother You
  • 5 I Guess I’ll Always Love You
  • 6 I’ll Turn to Stone
  • 7 It’s the Same Old Song
  • 8 Going Down for the Third Time
  • 9 Love Is in Our Hearts
  • 10 Remove This Doubt
  • 11 There’s No Stopping Us Now
  • 12 (Love Is Like a) Heat Wave

  • Release information
    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin