Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Give/Giving – “Give Me Just a Little More Time”

“Give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow …

“Give Me Just a Little More Time” was released in 1970 as the debut single of the group Chairmen of the Board.  Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr., and Ron Dunbar, the song peaked at Number 3 in both the U.S. and the U.K.  Because of a pending lawsuit filed by Motown against the songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, they wrote the song under the pseudonym Edythe Wayne, and many websites show the songwriters as Edythe Wayne and Ron Dunbar.

In 1982, American R & B singer Angela Clemmons released a remade version of the song, and in 1992, Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue’s recording was used in a commercial for watches.

It’s another one of my favorites, and all three versions are wonderful, but showing my age again, I truly love the original version by the Chairmen of the Board.

 

Give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow
Give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow

Life’s too short to make a mistake
Let’s think of each other and hesitate
Young and impatient we may be
There’s no need to act foolishly
If we part our hearts won’t forget it
Years from now we’ll surely regret it

Give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow
Give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow

You’re young and you’re in a hurry
You’re eager for love but don’t you worry
We both want the sweetness in life
But these things don’t come overnight
Don’t give up cause love’s been slow
Girl, we’re gonna succeed with another blow

Give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow
Baby, please baby
Baby, please baby

Love is that mountain we must climb
Let’s climb it together your hand in mine
We haven’t known each other too long
But the feeling I have is oh so strong
I know we can make it there’s no doubt
We owe it to ourselves to find it out

Just, give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow
Give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow

Give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow
Baby, please baby
Baby, please baby

Give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow
Give me just a little more time
And our love will surely grow

Song Lyrics Sunday

Thanks to This Thing Called Life One Word At a Time for hosting this challenge every week. It’s so much fun!

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