Ricky Skaggs performs “You’ve Got A Lover” On Nashville Palace 2017.

The song it reached number # 2 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, on the Canadian RPM Country charts Tracks, reached number # 1.

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You’ve Got A Lover:

Lp cover Ricky Skaggs ( Epic 1982 )
Lp cover Ricky Skaggs ( Epic 1982 )

“You’ve Got a Lover”, a song written by Shake Russell and recorded by Ricky Skaggs for the Epic label, recorded along with the rest of the songs on the album, was recorded between October 30 and December 2, on Audio Media Recorders, Nashville, TN. Ricky was accompanied at the recording session by: Ray Flacke (guitar), Bela Fleck (banjo), Jerry Douglas (dobro), Lloyd Green, Weldon Myrick and Bruce Bouton (steel), Joe Osborne, Jesse Chambers and Ernie Ball (bass), Jerry Kroon, Eddie Bayers and Rod Price (drums and percussion), Bobby Hicks (fiddle), Dennis Burnside, Buck White and Mickey Merritt (piano and keyboards). With the production of Ricky Skaggs, single was released on July 19, 1983, on October 29, 1983, it reached number # 2 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and a week earlier, on October 22, 1983, on the Canadian RPM Country charts Tracks, reached number # 1.

The song was included in Ricky’s fifth studio album, Highways & Heartaches (Epic 1982), the album was released in September 1982, the album reached number # 1 on the US Top Country Albums charts. It was certified platinum on USA and Canada.

Ricky Skaggs – You’ve Got A Lover Lyrics

The clubs are all closed and there’s no where to go
When the sun wont show for hours
The streets have all emptied and lovers lay sleeping
And dreaming of each other.

[Chorus:]
You’ve got a lover but it’s not me.
He can’t love you like I can
There will be others yes I understand
Will they love me like you can.

There’s acres and acres of heartbroken lovers
I know we’re not the first ones
But sometimes it seems that it’s just like a dream
That you try hard to remember.

[Chorus:]
You’ve got a lover but it’s not me.
He can’t love you like I can
There will be others yes I understand
Will they love me like you can.

The clubs are all closing you know
I was hoping that time would hold me over
I pull up my collar, walk into the night
I’ll be looking for an answer.

[Chorus:]
You’ve got a lover but it’s not me.
He can’t love you like I can
There will be others yes I understand
Will they love me like you can…

Single Ricky Skaggs ( Epic 1983 )
Single Ricky Skaggs ( Epic 1983 )

Miquel Batlle
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