IF IT CAN'T BE EASY

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Oh, you're a lovely girl, you look so fine, 
And I'd love to be your lover  
But I don't have that much time. 
Tho you're a nice girl, I can tell you are, 
Because if I talk about making love  
You talk about going too far.   
     But if it can't be easy it can't be for me, 
     So if you can't be easy, we can't be.  
     
Yes, you're a real good kid, and moral too, 
But the only moral I could use  
Would be the Golden Rule. 
     For I'm a lazy lazy man  
     Too tired to try to change the plan 
     Your parents laid. 
     And what your church and school all said 
     About "boys" and "bad" and "bed" 
     Has stuck and stayed. 
     But if it can't be easy it can't be for me, 
     If it can't be easy we can't be. 
  
Yes, you're a very very pretty one, you turn my head, 
But if I cannot turn you on I'll turn away instead. 
And tho I like you just as much as you like me (indubitably!)
I think we'd have problems with our domestic policy. 
     Cause if it can't be easy it can't be for me, 
     If you can't be easy, I can't!  
     And if you shan't get sleazy, I shan't!  
     For if you can't be easy we can't  
     Be, you see. 

3R

San Jose, Costa Rica
29 November 1969

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             F                         C 
Oh, you're a lovely girl, you look so fine, 

        G               F 
And I'd love to be your lover  

      C                    C7 
But I don't have that much time. 

             F                              C 
Tho you're a nice girl, I really think you are 

    G               G7 
But if I talk about making love  

    C                    C7 
You talk about going too far 

         F              G             C      F 
     And if it can't be easy it can't be for me, 

           C               G              
     Cause if you can't be easy, I can't.  

         C                 G              
     And if you shan't get sleazy, I shan't.  

          C               G        F    G      
     Naw, if you can't be easy you just can't  

     F  G  C
     Be for me. 
 

              F                   C 
Yes, you're a good kid, and moral too, 

        G          G7 
But the only moral I can use  

      C             C7 
Would be the Golden Rule. 

               F 
     For I'm a lazy lazy man  

                  Fm 
     Too tired to try to change the plan 

                  C      G                       
     Your parents laid. 

                   F 
     And what your church and school all said 

            Fm 
     About "boys" and "bad" and "bed" 

         C         G         G7 
     Has stuck and stayed. 

         F              G             C      F 
     And if it can't be easy it can't be for me, 

     C              G             C 
     If it can't be easy it can't be. 


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