Percy Sledge - Take Time to Know Her

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I found a woman I felt I truly loved.
She was everything I'd ever been dreaming of.

But she was bad, I didn't know it.
Her pretty smile never did show it.
All I knew is what I could see.
And I knew I wanted her for me.

I took her home to mama,
Mama, want'd see my future bride.
Oh, she looked at us both.
And then she called me to her side.

She said, "Son, take time to know her.
It's not an overnight fling.
Take time to know her.
Please don't rush into this thing."

But I didn't listen to mama,
I went straight to the church.
I just couldn't wait to have a little girl, a'mine,
When I got off from work.

The preacher was there,
So was my future bride.
He looked at us both,
And then he called me to his side.

He said, "Son, take time to know her.
It's not an overnight fling.
You better take time to know her.
Please, please don't rush into this thing."

But it looks like every 'thang'
Was gonna turn out all right.
And then I came home from work,
A little early one night.

And there she was,
Kissin' on another man.
Now I know what mama meant,
When she took me by the hand.

And said, "Son, take time,/(Take time,)
To know her./(Take a little time, son.)
It's not an overnight fling.
Take time,/(Take time,)
To know her./(Take a little time, son.)
Please don't rush into this thing."
Take time,/(Take time,)
To know her./(Take a little time, son.)
Fade.
It's not an overnight thing.
Take time,/(Take time)