Chairmen of the Board Give Me Just a Little More Time

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Chairmen of the Board Give Me Just a Little More Time

Chairmen of the Board Give Me Just a Little More Time

Soul Music

Time for some good Beach Music! The song “Give Me Just a Little More Time” by was written by Edythe Wayne and Ron Dunbar; it was produced by the Holland-Dozier-Holland team of Lamont Dozier with brothers Brian and Eddie Holland. They had a large part in creating the Motown sound and some of that Seventies soul music. Edythe Wayne was the name Holland-Dozier-Holland gave themselves because of a lawsuit with their former employers at Motown “Give Me Just a Little More Time” was the debut single for The Chairmen of the Board, a Detroit-based soul music group.  The song was released in 1970 backed with “Since the Days of Pigtails & Fairytales.”  In 1970, the song peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the R&B Singles chart. It also went to #3 in the U.K. They also released the song on their 1970 album Chairmen of the Board.   There have been numerous covers of the song, including versions by Kylie Minogue and Angela Clemmons.

The Chairmen of the Board at the time included General Norman Johnson, Danny Woods, Eddie Custis, and Harrison Kennedy. Instrumentation was provided the session musicians The Funk Brothers.

Here are the lyrics to “Give Me Just a Little More Time” 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

[Chorus]

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
Boy, 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,
[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]
[Repeat And Fade]”

Please tap here if you are interested in reading about Beach Music classics.

Tap here if you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by General Norman Johnson: “It Will Stand” by The Showmen. It is on Pass the Paisley’s sister site The Daily Doo Wop.

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The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Give Me Just a Little More Time” by Chairmen of the Board.

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