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by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

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[edit]Song titleChoosey Beggar
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Instrumental intro featuring cymbals and drums, and the following:
GM: Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooooo.
SR: Ahh, hahh, hahh, hahh, yeahh.
GM: Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooooo.

Verse 1:
SR: Beggars can't be choicey, I know.
SR: That's what the people say-hay-yay./
GM: /People say.
SR: But though my heart is beggin' for love,
SR: I've turned some lo-huv away-ay-yay./
GM: /Love away.
SR: Ahhh, maybe one was true love,
SR: I'll never know which,
SR: 'Cause your love is the only love,
All: To make this beggar rich.

Chorus:
SR: I'm a All: choosey beggar-ha,
All: Choosey beggar.
SR: And you're my choice, baby.
GM: You're my choice.

Verse 2:
SR: An' now, people say
SR: You can't have your cake,/
GM: /Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo.
SR: And then eat it too-ooo-hoo-ooo./
GM: /Eat it too.
SR: They tell me that
SR: I'm makin' a mistake,/
GM: /Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo./
SR: /waiting around for you-ooo-hoo./
GM: /Around for you.
SR: Oh, I'm beggin' for love,
SR: But why can't they see that
GM: Oooooo./
SR: /Yours is the only
All: love for me?

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SR: 'Cause I'm a
All Choosey beggar-ah, choosey beggar.
SR: And you're my choice, baby.
GM: You're my choice.

Bridge:
SR: Say it one more time now.
GM: You're my choice.
SR: Ooo-ooo, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
GM: You're my choice.
All: Ohhhh,
SR: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah./ GM: /Ohhhh.
SR: If beg you I must,
SR: Then I'll never give up,
SR: 'Cause your love is the only thing
All: To fill this beggar's cup.

Outro:
SR: I'm choo-/ GM: /Choosey beggar.
SR: -Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-sey,/
GM: /Choosey beggar.
SR: And you're my choice, oh, baby.
GM: You're my choice.
SR: When I need someone to hold me,
GM: You're my choice.
SR: When I need arms to enfold me,
GM: You're my choice.
SR: When I need someone beside me,
GM: You're my choice.
SR: If I had you, how happy I'd be,
GM: You're my choice.
Fade.
SR: Baby, baby, ba-ay-by, baby-baby, baby./
GM: /You're my choice...

VOICE KEY:
Lyrics preceded with SR: denote solo by Smokey Robinson.
Lyrics preceded with All: denote everyone sings.
Lyrics preceded with GM: denote all the group members sing without SR.
Lyrics separated by a slash(es) (/) mean the lyrics on opposite sides
of the slash(es) are sung simultaneously or overlap.

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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Choosey Beggar Recording details & track overview

[[CHOOSEY BEGGAR]]{{1}}__BR__ Written by: William "Smokey" Robinson & Warren "Pete" Moore__BR__ Produced by: William "Smokey" Robinson__BR__ Performed by: The Miracles{{2a}}{{2b}}__BR__ Lyrics transcribed by: bri4daz@mp3lyrics.org__BR__ Recorded: March 9, 1965__BR__ First released:{{3}}__BR__ Single: December 6, 1965 [Length: 2:30]__BR__ Album: 1965 [Length: 2:33] {{1}}"Choosey Beggar" is the B-side the hit song "Going to a Go-Go,"{{4}} which came from the hit album [[Going to a Go-Go.]] It did not hit the [[Billboard]] "Hot 100" chart, but reached #35 on the R&B chart. Using a play on the old axiom, "Beggars can't be choosers," the lyrics portray a man who simply refuses to accept just "any girl." {{2a}}Personnel performing on this recording: * William "Smokey" Robinson (Lead vocals.) * Claudette Rogers-Robinson (Backup vocals. Stops touring in 1964 to start a family, but continues to sing backup on studio recordings.) * Ronald "Ronnie" White (Second tenor.) * Warren "Pete" Mo.....MORE.....(all Choosey Beggar track/recording details)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles biography

The Miracles, an African-American rhythm & blues (R&B) group from Detroit, Michigan, began in 1955 as The Five Chimes. In 1957 they changed their name to The Matadors. In November 1958 they became The Miracles but from 1965 to 1972 they were billed as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, in order to capitalize on Robinson's popularity. (However, for a time during this transition, the labels on the singles would read "The Miracles" but the albums from which the single came would read Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. Eventually this discrepancy worked itself out. After 1972, Robinson went solo, and the remaining members returned to using the name The Miracles.

The Miracles were notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordy Jr.'s1 Motown Records Corporation,2 and as one of Motown's signature acts of the 1960s. During the same period, Smokey Robinson became one of the most successful s.....MORE.....(full Smokey Robinson & The Miracles biography)

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