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Lloyd Price "I'm Gonna Get Married"

R&B

Ah, getting married can bring happiness as well as lots of worries and conflicts. The song “I’m Gonna Get Married” was written by Harold Logan and Lloyd Price. It went to  #1 on the R&B Chart, #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and #23 in the U.K in 1959.

Price was born in Kenner, Louisiana,  on March 9, 1933. He has been a singer, songwriters, bandleader, record executive, and entrepreneur.  Besides “I’m Gonna Get Married,” Price had success with “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Stagger Lee,” “Personality,” “Question,”  “Misty,” and many more.  He manages Icon Food Brands, which makes Southern-style foods and has a Lawdy Miss Clawdy line of products.

Here are the lyrics to “I’m Gonna Get Married” by Lloyd Price:

(Johnny, Johnny, Johnny)
(Johnny, you’re too young)
But I’m gonna get married
(You’re so young)
My name she’ll carry
(You’re too young Johnny, you’re so smart)
But not smart enough to hide an aching heart

How come my heart deserts me
Burning full of love and desire
How come every time she kiss me
It sets my soul on fire

How come every time she leave me
It seems like I’ve lost a part
I may be too young to marry
But not to hide an aching heart

(Johnny, you’re too young)
But I’m gonna get married
(You’re so young)
My name she’ll carry
(You’re too young Johnny, you’re so smart)
But not smart enough to hide an aching heart

How come every time she kiss me
It thrills me from head to toe
How come every time I see her
It lifts me right off the floor

How come every time I’m with her
She whispers so soft and low
It makes me want to jump and holler
And bump my head into a door

(Johnny, you’re too young)
But I’m gonna get married
(You’re so young)
My name she’ll carry
(You’re too young, and Johnny, you’re so smart)
But not smart enough to hide an aching heart

(Too young)
I’m gonna get married
(You’re so young)
My name she’ll carry
(You’re too young)
But I’m gonna get married
(You’re so young)
My name she’ll carry
(You’re too young)

To read about and listen to other songs by Lloyd Price: “Stagger Lee” and “Personality.”

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2 Comments

  1. […] To read about and listen to another song by Lloyd Price: “I’m Gonna Get Married.” […]

  2. […] So over and over Well, I’ll be a fool for you Now over and over What more can I do?” For more songs by Lloyd Price: “Stagger Lee” and “I’m Gonna Get Married.” […]

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