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Take Time To Know Her  Percy Sledge

 

Take Time to Know Her
(Steve Davis)
as recorded by Percy Sledge on February 1, 1968
Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman - The Ultimate Collection
Atlantic 80212-2
(check out John Hiatt's version on Attack of the Killer B's)
Do this throughout (except the Bm / G part):
[D] [A] [G] [D]  
 
 e|----------2-------|------------------|----------3-------|----------2-------|
 B|-------3-----3----|----------2-------|-------------0----|-------3-----3----|
 G|----2-----------2-|-------2-----2----|----------------0-|----2-----------2-|
 D|-0----------------|----2-----------2-|-------0----------|-0----------------|
 A|------------------|-0----------------|----2-------------|------------------|
 E|------------------|------------------|-3----------------|------------------|

[D]I found a [A]woman[G] I felt I t[D]ruly loved
[D]She was everyt[A]hing[G] I'd ever been d[D]reaming of
[D]But she was bad -[A] I didn't know it [G] Her pretty smile n[D]ever did show it
[D]All I knew was w[A]hat I could see [G] And I knew I w[D]anted her for me
single notes
[Bm]I took her home to [G]Mama[(G] [G] [G] [A] [Bb)] [Bm]
Mama wanted to see my future [G]bride[(G] [G] [G] [A] [Bb)] [Bm]
Oh she looked at us [G]both [A] And then she called me to her side, she said "Son,
[D]Take time to [A]know her [G] It's not an [D]overnight thing
[D]Take time to k[A]now her [G] Please don't [D]rush into this thing."
[D]But I didn't listen to [A]Mama [G] I went straight to the c[D]hurch
[D]I just couldn't wait to have a little [A]girl of mine
[G]When I got [D]home from work
[D]The preacher was there [A] So was my future bride
[G]He looked at us both and the he [D]called me to his side, he said "Son,
[D]take time to [A]know her [G] It's not an [D]overnight thing
[D]Take time to k[A]now her [G] Please don't [D]rush into this thing."
(spoken):
[D]Well it looked like everything was gonna [A]turn out alright
[G]And then I came home a little [D]early one night
(sung):
[D]And there she was [A]kissing on another man
[G]Now I know what Mama meant when she [D]took me by the hand and said "Son,
[D]take time to [A]know her [G] It's not an [D]overnight thing
[D]Take time to k[A]now her [G] Please don't [D]rush into this thing."
[D]Take time to [A]know her [G]It's not an ove[D]rnight thing
(take time, take a little time son ooohhh)
[D]Take time to [A]know her Please [G]don't [D]rush into this thing."
(take time, take a little time son ooohhh)
(repeat & fade)

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