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I've Got To Find Him

Composed by Judy Hasson / Joe Porter
Produced & Arranged by Joe Hinton


Musicians - Funk Brothers and Stevie Wonder


In album: The Complete Stevie Wonder - iTunes (2005 - Song recorded 1970)


Honey I'm sorry that I had to go
But there's something about me that you didn't konw
When I was young I fathered a son
Now he's got himself in trouble
And now he's on the run

His mother and I were quite young at the time
But there's not much room for doubt
That the child was mine

I asked her folks for a hand
They said there's just no way
No matter how I begged and pleaded
They sent their daughter away

I only know his name
But I was touched by what the paper said
They said he's on the run
With a price on his head

So I've got to find him
I feel it's my place
I've got to find my son
I've got no time to waste
I've got to find him
'Cos he's my son
If he had had a father there to guide his way
He wouldn't be on the run today

I never saw my son
I only knew his name
When he turned five years old
His photograph came

I've got this worn out picture
A name of a town
With no other trace left to be found
But I'm sure I'll find him
'Cos he is my son
'Cos a father's love remains
No matter what his child has done

So I've got to find him
I feel it's my place
I've got to find my son
I've got no time to waste
I've got to find him
'Cos he's my son
If he had had a father there to guide his way
He wouldn't be on the run today

Oh, I'm really getting worried people
I've got to find my son

So I've got to find him
I feel it's my place
I've got to find my son
I've got no time to waste
I've got to find him
'Cos he's my son
If he had had a father there to guide his way
He wouldn't be on the run today