Tanya Tucker performs “If It Don’t Come Easy” Live Video 1988.

The song reached the number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remained 20 weeks on the list. It was the ninth number one of the career of Tanya Tucker.

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If It Don’t Come Easy:

Lp Cover Tanya Tucker ( Capitol 1987 )
Lp Cover Tanya Tucker ( Capitol 1987 )

Song written by Dave Gibson and Craig Karp, was recorded by Tanya Tucker for the Capitol label, on December 17, 1986, at The Music Mill, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN, Tanya was accompanied on the recording by: Steve Gibson (guitar), Kenny Mimms (guitar), Ken Bell (guitar), Bob Wray (bass), Eddie Bayers and James Stroud (drums), Mitch Humphries (keyboards), David Innis (synthesizer) and Jim Horn (sax). With the production of Jerry Crutchfield, the single was released in February 1988, on July 2, 1988, reached the number # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remained 20 weeks on the list. It was the ninth number one of the career of Tanya Tucker.

The song was included in Tanya’s fourteenth studio album, Love Me Like You Used To (Capitol 1987), the album was released on July 21, 1987, December 12, 1987, reached number # 10 on the charts of US Top Country Albums, remained for 53 weeks on charts. The album was certified gold in the USA.

Tanya Tucker – If It Don’t Come Easy Lyrics

I know a man, a good friend of mine;
He spends all his time tryin’ to make love work out right.
But the woman he loves, she don’t feel the same, no;
I don’t know much about love but at least I learned one thing:

If it don’t come easy, you better let it go.
‘Cos when it don’t come easy, there’s no natural flow.
Don’t make it hard on your heart, you might be better off alone,
If it don’t come easy, you better let it go, yeah.

I know a woman, she’s got a heart of gold.
You know she’d do anything to make her man feel right at home.
But the man she loves, now, he’s a restless kind of guy,
I wish there was a way I could make her realise.

That if it don’t come easy, you better let it go.
‘Cos when it don’t come easy, there’s no natural flow.
Don’t make it hard on your heart, when you might be better off alone,
If it don’t come easy, you better let it go, yeah.

Let it go, though it’s hard I know;
Let it loose, I tell you, it’s no use.

If it don’t come easy, you better let it go.
‘Cos when it don’t come easy, there’s no natural flow.
Don’t make it hard on your heart, when you might be better off alone,
If it don’t come easy, you better let it,
You better let it,
You better let it go.

If it don’t come easy, you better let it go.
‘Cos when it don’t come easy, there’s no natural flow.

Single Tanya Tucker ( Capitol 1987 )
Single Tanya Tucker ( Capitol 1987 )

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