I found somebody I thought I truly loved he was everything I'd ever been dreaming of
But he was bad I didn't know it he had a smile but never did show it
All I knew is what I could see and I knew I wanted him for me
I took him on to mama I wanted to be his bride
Mama looked at us both and then she called me to her side
Said take time to know him it's not an overnight thing
You better take time to know him please don't rush into this thing
I didn't listen to mama I went straight to the church
I just couldn't wait to be at home when my man got up work
The preacher was there I was gonna be a bride
He looked at us both and then he called me to his side
Said take time to know him...
Well it looked like everything was gonna turn out all right
And then I caught him out one night
There was another woman kissin' on my man
Now I know what mama meant when she's took me by the hand
She said take time to know him...
Take time to know him...