Who Sang Tryin' Times? Roberta Flack

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Some other versions of "Tryin' Times"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson
release date: 1969
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 5:09
producer: Joel Dorn
mixer: Bob Liftin
recording engineer: William Arlt
lead vocals: Roberta Flack
piano: Roberta Flack
guitar: John Pizzarelli
membranophone: Ray Lucas
double bass: Ron Carter
Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

Tryin' times, what the world is talkin' about
You got confusion all over the land, yeah
You got mother against daughter, you got father against son
You know the whole thing is getting out of hand

Then maybe folks wouldn't have to suffer
If there was more love for your brother
But these are tryin' times, yeah, yeah

You got the riots in the ghetto, it's all around
A whole lot of things that's wrong is going down, yes, it is
I can't understand it from my point of view
'Cause I think you should do unto others
As you'd have them do unto you

Then maybe folks wouldn't have to suffer
If there was more love for your brother
But these are tryin' times, yes, it is

I said man is always talking 'bout it's inhumanity to man
But what is he tryin' to do to make it a better man?
Oh, just read the paper, turn on your TV
You see folks demonstrating about equality

But maybe folks wouldn't have to suffer
If there was more love for your brother
But these are tryin' times

Tryin' times, yeah, that's what the world is talkin' about
You got confusion all over the land



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Compared to What
  • 2 Angelitos Negros
  • 3 Our Ages or Our Heart
  • 4 I Told Jesus
  • 5 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
  • 6 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • 7 Tryin' Times
  • 8 Ballad of the Sad Young Men

  • Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 7567814462
    script: Latin