Hi everyone, just joined so please be gentle with me, hope i've posted this in the right section if not please move.

Got a song that i've known for years and basically know all the lyrics, but no idea what the song is called or who sang it.

It's a soul song and was the late 70's or very early 80's when i first heard it. Here goes with the lyrics:

It wont be long before ya hear the story of how Joan became a young unwedded mother,
People down on the corner talking about how sally left her husband to go make sweet love to another,
But i'm doing fine and I aint got time for no gossip now.....

I thing they were the opening few lines, hope someone can identify it for me.