YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH WRITERS WILLIAM "SMOKEY" ROBINSON, RONALD WHITE
That day, I first saw you passing by I wanted, to ask your name but I...was much too shy But I was looking at you so hard That 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 Yes you did. After, I had known you for what seems like a long, long time I wanted, wanted to ask you would you please, please be mine Whenever 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 One more time You beat me to the punch Yes you did. Since I loved you I thought you would be true And love me tender So I let my heart surrender To you, yes I did. But I found out Beyond a doubt One day, boy You were a playboy Who would go away and leave me Blue. So I ain't gonna wait around for you to put me down This time I'm gonna play my hunch And walk away this very day. And beat you to the punch Yes I will I'll beat you to the punch This time.