Artist: Chairmen of the Board

Give Me Just a Little More Time ~ Chairmen of the Board

Chairmen of the Board is a Detroit, Michigan based soul music group active mostly in the 1970s, and is still touring today.

General Norman Johnson (born 23 May 1943, Norfolk, Virginia) had a hit as the lead singer of The Showmen in the early 1960s, with the New Orleans rock and roll anthem “It Will Stand” and Carolina Beach classic “39-21-46″.

When Holland/Dozier/Holland left Motown in 1967 to establish their own Invictus/Hot Wax group of record labels, they teamed Johnson up with Eddie Custis, Danny Woods and Canadian born Harrison Kennedy as the new company’s flagship act, under the appropriate name “Chairmen of the Board”. Custis left the group after their second album.

Though they all had a turn at lead vocals, it was Johnson’s quirky hiccup-laden style and his songwriting which became increasingly showcased, with the group selling a million plus copies of their single, “Give Me Just a Little More Time”.

Give Me Just a Little More Time

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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

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

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 cos 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, 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

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

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

  • Audio from the 1970 album, Chairmen of the Board:

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