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The Young Folks

(George Gordy / Allen Story)

Lead vocals : Michael Jackson
Background vocals : The Jackson 5

Arranged by Dave Blumberg
Produced by Hal Davis

Recorded at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California

Versions

ABC Album Version (from "ABC") 2:58
Single Mono Version (B-side of "ABC") 2:58
Single Long Version (from "The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 11A: 1971 ") 3:10
 

Original version by The Supremes
Album "Touch" (Motown, 1971)
Supremes

Get It Together Label

 


Lyrics / Paroles


You better make a way for the young folks!
Here we come and we're so alive
We're here for business buddy, and don't want no jive
Brighter tomorrows are in our eyes
You better make a way for the young folks , oooo
Yeah yeah yeah yeah!


We say yes and you say no
We ask you why and you close the door
My old friend I thought you know by now, yeah
You can't do that to the young folks, oh
No no no no!
You might not like it, but I've got to tell you
Oh, gotta tell you, na na yeah yeah!
You better make way for the young folks
ooo, yeah yeah yeah yeah!

We're marching with signs
We're standing in line, yeah yeah
Protesting your rights
To turn out the lights in our lives
Here's the deal
Accept it if you will
We're coming on strong, yeah
Its our turn to build

My old friend I thought you know by now, yeah
You gotta make way for the young folks, ooo yeah yeah yeah yeah

You might not like it, but I've got to tell you
Oh, gotta tell you, oh yeah yeah yeah
You better make way, you better make way
You gotta make way for the young folks, yeah yeah...

[repeat to fade]

 

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